I just corrected someone's grammar, and someone said I was being unnecessarily rude. Was I?
Well that depends. Did you say 'ni' to that person?
I only correct someone's grammar if I think what they are saying is moronic. Poor grammar alone does not make me think someone is a moron though.
Are you a member of the Knights who say ni?
Maybe. I only do that if I'm feeling snippy.
A smug thing.
I often do that but feel guilty afterwards, as if I might have hurt their feelings, making them feel inadequately educated. People should always be willing to learn but alas, that is not always the case.
Context matters. Would you mind saying which poll where this happened on?
Oh this happened in real life
Then, I would say, the answer depends on a lot of variables. A few of these might be:
* What is your relationship with this person?
* How was the correction offered (tone of voice, etc.)?
* Setting (work, social, family, etc. and public vs. private conversation)
* How important is it for the other person to learn from their mistake? (For example, a new English speaker might appreciate the help, but only if offered kindly.)
* Are you perceived as helpful or just superior?
In general, it's difficult to tactfully correct another person.
Not rude, but maybe a little petty.
I stopped correcting people's grammar because in the end, they never learned and only brushed me off, saying I was being elitist. Maybe I was, but either way it's easier for me to just not do it anymore, haha.
No. It is never rude to help someone else emerge from ignorance. That's why I am, have been, and shall remain,
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Life it too short...don't be snarky, nobody likes a know it all...
I think it is rude. This is just an app, not an English class or an official document.
I agree Kay. It's rude and condescending. If you understand what the person is saying then move on.
Yes, especially since some of the mistakes are just autocorrect or people just being too quick in typing. Happens to me all the time.
Let it go..
No one likes to be called out for grammar or misspellings..it's a defensive mechanism..btw you misspelled NO (Ni) in your poll..just sayin..I'm guilty of it and it's pointed out when I misspell or make a grammar mistake..it's all good though..
I know the person just said it in such an accusing tone it made me really mad.
I feel you...I've been there..
Thebestever, correcting someone's grammar often comes across as the person paying more attention to how it's being said instead of what's being said. It can't be condescending too.