To Dileesha

Dileesha, I saw that you mentioned you are in the seventh grade. It had not occurred to me that you were a child. Most parents don't allow a 12 year old to participate on public forums with adults. Many of the answer you have received here were written to someone we thought was an adult. That is why we mentioned things like plagiarism, asked if you were serious, or told you to get a dictionary. Now knowing that you are a child puts a whole new light on those questions. I appreciate the fact that you are trying to learn more about grammar - that's great! I also see you answering questions incorrectly and arguing an incorrect position. You need to know that when you answer incorrectly, someone will say so. The person asking the question wants a correct answer. Steering them in the wrong direction is not helpful.

I have noticed that someone has down voted a lot of my answers tonight in a period of time that is shorter than it would take to actually read the question and answer. This is troll behavior. It is childish and unacceptable behavior here. I suspect that you are the one who is down voting my answers because of a comment you added to one of them.

I really couldn't care less about the points being attached to my name. When you down vote correct answers, it does a disservice to the other users here who are looking for correct answers to their questions. We don't do homework for people. We aren't paid to show up. We volunteer our time and energy to help people learn. Having someone do your work for you is not only called cheating, it doesn't help the person. It may feel good to that person when they don't have be to do the work, but eventually they get out of college and get fired when they can't do their own work. Telling someone that we don't do homework is indeed helpful. Doing the homework for them is hurtful in the long run.

I strongly suggest that you talk to your parents, teachers, or librarian about age-appropriate ways for you to learn more about grammar. I am not comfortable answering your questions here. I cannot speak for others. I know that we tend to keep it PG here, but encouraging a 12 year old to continue participating on a public forum with adults is not something I am willing to do.

asked Jun 26 '13 at 04:16 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Hi Dileesha, Patty Ma'am is like your mother. Do you ever scold your mother? Is it right on your part? She never bosses around anybody. Be calm. Okay? Have a nice day!

SanjayJun 26 '13 at 16:58

Dileesha -- I am the representative here from Grammarly. Please be respectful to others on the forum and heed Patty's advice. If not, there will be consequences that could lead to your removal from the forum.

KimberlyJun 27 '13 at 13:46

I too have something to say. I am a girl who is not yet 18. This is the first time that I have opened an account in any of the sites. So, I have no idea of dealing with accounts. But my extreme interest in English Grammar has dragged me here. In the beginning I too had to face many such comments that were unexpected from the people here. And all the more I live in India. So my education would not match with the others. But now, it really does not matter. All that I have to do is keep on learning....even if I have to face many such unexpected comments from anyone in this forum in the long run.(I am not trying to be rude to anybody.)

Scarlet DarwinJun 29 '13 at 14:44

Actually I had not posted it as an advice....but never mind Dileesha.

Scarlet DarwinJun 30 '13 at 17:07

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