Anonymous asked: Clearly, you are not an English major. The amount of spelling and grammatical errors in the first few posts made me cringe too much to continue. I suggest you open a book, and learn how to properly use the language you are apparently majoring in, before you make a complete fool of yourself. End rant.
Firstly, I would like to address the fact that no one has the right to judge whether or not someone should or shouldn’t be a certain major other than the person themselves. While I’d like to argue that your professors are capable of doing so, their grades are based on your performance in their class (which is also influenced by your effort that can vary anywhere between 100% and 0% effort). Some classes click with certain people a lot more easily. For example, I work better with Edward Bond (who is British very colloquial) than Shakespeare, and that is okay with me.
Secondly, you are an English major in college/future English major because you are not a complete collection English knowledge. You’re in school to further learn about the English language and its literature. There’s more to English than solely grammar, and I hope I’m not the only one who thinks so.
Thirdly, please do not criticize the grammar of other English majors. I’m sure you’ve met those peoples who have insulted you because of your typos and grammatical errors. Don’t become one of them. And on that note, I would like to inform the author of this anonymous message that you especially shouldn’t criticize someone’s grammar if yours is not pristine. Commas do not go before dependent adverbial phrases (“before you make a complete fool of yourself”). Also, commas only go before your FANBOY conjunctions if there is an independent clause on both sides of it. ”Learn how to properly use the language you are apparently majoring in” is a command (a sentence only by dialectic standards), but it is lacking a predicate; therefore, no comma is needed.
On that note, I do realize I have some misplaced commas. After quickly scanning the first page, I’ve noticed one in 031 and one in 025. I will be happy to fix them (eventually) if you point them out. Please, just give me until the weekend, because I queue most of these Saturday/Sunday night before I go to bed. I only ask that you ignore my tendencies to add periods at the end of each point. I know they’re not complete sentences, but those are my bad internet habits. If it will please you, I will be happy to try and stop; however, please forgive me if they pop up every so often. I also recognize that my tags have capitalization issues, and they fall under the same category as my periods following dependent clauses.