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2021.07.11 15:55

Sometimes I don't want to 'correct' people's sentences because

the sentences would lose beauty and meaning. Even if their idea is expressed in broken English, the idea would no longer exist or be the same if it was infected with my corrections.

This is mainly for people who write poetry or on abstract topics. It's almost as if their grammatical errors become a property (or feature) of the poem; to fix their mistakes would be akin to removing the heart, soul, or spirit from the poem.

On one hand, I'd be doing them a disservice by not correcting their work, but on the otherhand, I'd be disregarding their existence as a feeling and thinking thing. While they'd learn how to write a grammatically correct sentence, their way of expression as an artist may be compromised.

It's quite the conundrum.

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🔹️Vocab🔹️

Infected = harming something and ruining it

Akin = similar to

On one hand = from one point of view/perspective

Disservice = harmful or unhelpful action

Disregard = ignore

Compromise = coming to an ageeement and accepting a weaker or less desirable outcome

Conundrum = difficult problem
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  • John Lee 2021.07.11 23:22

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    Wow 🤩 this posting is really great. The commentary is excellent, with vocabulary.
  • Susan 2021.07.12 01:32

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    @John Lee thank you!!
  • Actaeon 2021.07.12 08:02

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    It's your great ability that you can understand their emotions behind those wrongs. 👏🏻
  • Susan 2021.07.12 23:22

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    @Actaeon thank you, I've been really enjoying people's writing on here!
  • Actaeon 2021.07.13 03:14

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    @Susan my pleasure. 🙏🏻
  • Kyan 2021.07.20 12:34

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    Wow what a impeccable essay that I have never seen here. So informative and useful. Thank you~~
  • Susan 2021.07.21 03:32

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    @Kyan thank you so much for the kind comment 💕💕
  • 라이바 2021.08.07 06:09

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    Wow 👏well said ❤
  • surya 2021.09.03 13:00

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    Well said.. Excellent
  • Bill 2021.09.18 19:52

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    It’s a really fine balance between correctness and personal style. I’m really trying not to impose my personal writing style on others. I’ve found that pausing to write notes on the correction and explain my choices has been quite helpful in helping me find this balance.
  • Bill 2021.09.18 19:53

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    👍👍👍 for the way you’ve written this and included the vocabulary. This is so incredibly thoughtful.
  • 香柏木 2022.01.17 15:47

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    Hello, my name is Li Danhui, and I am an oral nurse.

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