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Old December 03, 2009, 07:04 PM
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He enseño inglés a muchos hispanos y frecuentemente veo que los estudiantes no usan puntos, mayúsculos o otras formas de la gramática correctamente cuando escriban en inglés. ¿Por que? Pienso que muchos de los estudiantes han pasado bastante tiempo en las escuelas en sus paises para aprender este.
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Debe ser que lo aprendido caduca en cuanto ponen un pie fuera de la escuela. La cantidad de alumnos universitarios que llanamente no saben escribir es enorme.
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En mi opinión, simplemente debes enfatizar la importancia de la buena ortografía. En algunos países, parece que no le dan mucha importancia. Si tu puedes explicar que la gente (futuros empleadores, socios, compañeros del trabajo, etc) los va a juzgar basándose en su forma de escribir y su ortografía, tal vez se dan cuenta que es realmente algo importante.
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Sometimes the rules change a bit from a language to another. For instance, we never use a comma before an "y" in a list of words, but you do (apples, lemons, and onions - manzanas, limones y cebollas). Or we don't write with capital letters the same words (Februabry - febrero, Monday - lunes, June - junio).
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For instance, we never use a comma before an "y" in a list of words, but you do (apples, lemons, and onions - manzanas, limones y cebollas).
This is known as the Oxford comma How about that for useless information?
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Sometimes the rules change a bit from a language to another.
Quiero añadir que el ; en inglés muchas veces es , en español y que el : se usa mucho en inglés (formal) pero casi no existe en español.
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Alguien que no conoce y/o que no respeta las reglas de ortografía en su propia lengua, no se interesará por conocerlas y/o respetarlas en otra lengua.
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En mi opinión, simplemente debes enfatizar la importancia de la buena ortografía. En algunos países, parece que no le dan mucha importancia. Si tu puedes explicar que la gente (futuros empleadores, socios, compañeros del trabajo, etc) los va a juzgar basándose en su forma de escribir y su ortografía, tal vez se dan cuenta que es realmente algo importante.
Unfortunately, many students don't understand/appreciate/care about the long-term gratification you describe here. IF they care to learn the important things NOW, then YEARS in the future, they will appreciate being a good employee?? In all actuality, I find that very few teens could care less about habits that will make them good workers/employees/citizens. They only care about what's going to happen to them this weekend.... (Sorry to be so negative.....)

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Sometimes the rules change a bit from a language to another. For instance, we never use a comma before an "y" in a list of words, but you do (apples, lemons, and onions - manzanas, limones y cebollas). Or we don't write with capital letters the same words (Februabry - febrero, Monday - lunes, June - junio).
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This is known as the Oxford comma How about that for useless information?
I think that the "Oxford comma" (thanks for that, Perikles) is not agreed upon. I will try to get some research done on this topic, but I am almost certain that I read somewhere recently that some grammar guides say "yes, use it" and some say "it doesn't matter". Hmmm.....
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The Oxford comma question has come up before. The "official" word on its use, as far as I've researched, is, be consistent. If you choose to use it once in a document, you should continue that practice throughout.
A comma-delimited series may, or may not have a final separator.
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Thanks, Rusty. The mathematician in me says to always use it, but I know that grammar references differ........
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