On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:16:18PM +0100, Matthew Jones wrote:
> Anyway, back to the point. Many of my peers and friends who were taught
> exactly the same punctuation stuff as me just ignored it and used things
> like "could'nt" and "samwich's" and so on. I reckon it's less to do with it
> being taight in schools and more to do with how much someone reads. If you
> read a lot, you see the correct forms a lot and it sinks in. Similarly with
> grammar, I reckon, although I have absolutely zero evidence to back that up.

I think you're probably on to something there.  When you have something
to compare with, you know what it /should/ look like.  In a similiar
manner, my C code improved vastly when I started reading a lot of *BSD
code (which tends to be very cleanly written).


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