Grammar Vs English Grammar

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OMG did you here? i know right!!!! its crazzzyyy! In this day and age, texting is one of the main types of communication. Whether children choose to use correct grammar when texting, do they really know proper grammar for everyday use? Some people claim that children still have the capability to use proper grammar skills, and that they just choose not to. Others believe that children really do not know any better. With the belief that texting does not effect children’s grammar, one must wonder if this is true. Texting has recently come of age. It emphasizes the generation gap between adults and pre-teens. Since adults have learned to text in their later stages of life, they are less prone to grammatical errors. Texting has a certain format, …show more content…
Even if kids are always writing with an intended aaudience in mind, there still is a possibility that they weren’t taught this concept. The teaching of grammar in school has become less and less important over the years. Schools have chosen to pull focus away from these basic concepts. Without the important rules of grammar being drilled into childrens’ brains, they can start to confuse what types of grammar are correct and which are not. The line of texting grammar and school grammar starts to be blurred. Adults know that they would never speak in a formal essay the way that they would when texting a friend. Kids may be starting to not learn this important …show more content…
With Americans sending and receiving up to 32 text messages per day, our speech and writing can tend to take inspiration from the texting lingo (Branley par. 3). Texting language floods into our every day language. Drew Cingel conducted a study in Pennsylvania amongst middle school students to see how texting effects their grammar. Cingel gave each child a grammar test along with an evaluation for that student to describe their texting habits. The results showed a link between poor grammar test scores and frequent texting. With these results, kids might not be completely at fault. Children could possibly not be initiating their incorrect grammar, but they are influenced by texts from friends and family (Gannon par. 5). When a child sees a parent use some type of slang or incorrect grammar in a text message, the likelihood for the child using that mistake in their texting greatly increases. They assume that since an adult is doing it, than it is okay for them to also. This is a common way that children get into the habit of using incorrect grammar in texting. While there are many reasons that texting promotes bad grammar, one has to wonder if we are just under estimating children. It’s very possible that they do know how to differentiate between right and wrong grammar. They have had proper grammar skills being taught to them for all of their lives. Most are intelligent enough to know when

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