what is tense?
last night i lose my keys , i had to call my flatmate to let me in
As I said in response to a question yesterday, the following are not optional -- capitalization of the personal pronoun "I" -- never "i"; punctuation at the end of a sentence; and capitalization of the first word of a sentence.
You may call us old-fashioned, but the invention of text messaging did not magically change the rules of grammar. Look around -- do you ever see books, magazines, newspapers, and even professional web pages which do not follow these rules?
It is more than, as Lewis says, developing good habits. A friend who teaches high school school history automatically fails papers that make these mistakes, and he gives the student no opportunity to fix the mistake. The real world of business demands that you write well and correctly. Try to get a job today with these errors in your cover letter/resume and you soon will discover why your teachers said this is important.
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