grammatically correct

  • When they say:I'm fine.
  • What they mean:I have already told this group of people that I prefer they/them/their pronouns several times, but no one has been using them and people continue to use the pronouns of my assigned birth sex. And I'd really like it if people used they/them/their pronouns, but I also don't want to impose on people, and I don't want to get into an argument about whether it's "grammatically correct", and I don't know how you will respond if I bring up the topic again, and even if I did know for sure that you wanted to use my pronouns and are just slipping up, I don't always have the mental energy or desire to be interrupting you all the time whenever you use other pronouns.
Assume Vs Presume: Get It Right People

Assume means to “suppose to be the case, without proof,” and presume means to “suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability”.

When you assume something to be the case, you have no reason to believe what you are supposing: no prior experience, no knowledge of the situation. You’re just going with your gut.

When you presume something, on the other hand, you use prior experience or the likelihood of something happening to draw a conclusion.


anonymous asked:

Any headcanons for what kind of person Atsushi, Dazai, Chuuya, Kunikida, and Ranpo would fall for? Oh, and I love your writing so much! It's so in-character, neat, and enjoyable to read! Thank you and I wish you the best of luck on your blog!

Ah, you’re too nice, thank you this really made my day! I got another request for Dazai, Chuuya, and Akutagawa so I’m going to do that here as well for convenience (also because I’m clumsy and accidently deleted the ask)

Just a quick heads-up, I personally feel that there can be weird factors that contribute to who someone falls for and it’s difficult to sum it up but to save you the time I’m just gonna say that these are especially flexible and in no way ‘requirements’ for anyone’s s/o

Osamu Dazai

  • Somewhat naive by showing foolish kindness
  • Keeps to their own convictions and won't be swayed by the easy way out even if it causes them significant trouble
  • A contradictive personality; traits or interests that wouldn’t be expected to go together
  • Unpredictable, not as in rash or thoughtless but in rarely yet suddenly breaking character and doing something unexpected of them

Nakahara Chuuya

  • Someone he can be open and carefree with
  • Incredibly loyal and trustworthy
  • I can equally see Chuuya with someone bold, outgoing and daring as well as someone timid, introverted, and socially awkward so I guess just to some extreme in either direction
  • Diligent and passionate about something

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

  • Emotionally intelligent; good at perceiving and understanding other people’s emotions and motivations
  • Determined with a strong will to follow through
  • Thoughtful and observant, although sometimes the first one takes over to become a day dreamer
  • An appreciative view of classical arts

Atsushi Nakajima

  • Empathetic even of things they can’t fully understand, thinking with their heart before their head
  • Courageous, not fearless but choosing to tackle those fears head-on instead of turning tail
  • A calming quality; serene
  • Stands up for those important to them or unable to stand up for themselves

Kunikida Doppo

  • Tolerant, reserved, and clear-headed
  • Stern when they need to be but rarely losing their temper
  • Honest and sincere
  • Selfless and kindhearted; taking time out to perform a small act of kindness such as watering a wildflower, helping someone with their baggage, feeding a stray dog/cat, etc… 

Edogawa Ranpo

  • Curious with a strong desire for learning
  • Creative in their perspective of the world and way of thinking, not necessarily in a way he can fathom actually it’s probably better if he has no choice but to ask plenty of questions and spend a lot of time around them before understanding how they think
  • Open minded
  • Cheerful and optimistic
On Being Grammatically Correct

Grammar is fantastic. It’s important and useful, and knowing how to use it can only make your writing stronger and your clarity of expression clearer.

But that doesn’t mean you have to follow all the rules.

If the rules are getting in the way of your ideas, if they’re keeping you from giving the impression you want to give, if they’re holding you back,

break them. 

Knowing how to use the structure also means knowing when you can deviate from it.

Feel like using the nominative pronoun for subjective completion is too formal? Don’t! The range of intonation implied by the use of a question mark is too broad? Use a period. 

Sentence fragments are okay. Not capitalizing things is okay. Weird syntax is okay. Prepositions at the ends of sentences are okay. All of it. It’s okay.

I would ask that you try to always use words correctly. Don’t use words for things they don’t mean. They’ll wither.

Other than that, it’s all game. Learn the grammar because you deserve to understand. Learn it, and then make the conscious decision to use it or break it whenever you need to. You should never have to sacrifice what you’re saying to fit your ideas into a rigid structure. But you should know what’s going on, and you should know why you’re saying things the way you are. Never be so lazy that you don’t bother to understand because people will understand well enough to get by. Your ideas are worth so much more than that, and you deserve to have the tools to present them exactly the way you want to.

And if anybody tells you differently, you can write them a brilliantly-constructed reply however you want.

I was about to reblog something, but the last person who reblogged it was grammatically incorrect.

Why is it SO hard to understand the difference between ACCEPT/ACCEPTED and EXCEPT/EXCEPTED???

This goes along the lines of YOUR/YOU’RE.

Seriously, why are basic grammar skills so depleting these days? 

I shall define these for each of you..

Accept- verb; 1. To take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor
      2. To agree or consent to; accede to.
      3. To respond or answer affirmatively to.
      4. To undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of.
      5. To receive or admit formally, as to a college or a club.
      6. To accomodate or reconcile oneself to. 
      7. To regard as true or sound; believe.
      8. To regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
      9. To receive as to meaning; understand.

Except- preposition; 1. With the exclusion of; excluding; save.
          -conjunction;  2. Only; with the exception (usually fol. by that
                                 3. Otherwise than; but (fol. by an adv., phrase, or clause)
                                 4. Archaic. Unless
                   - idiom  5. Except for, if it were not for.  

You’re- 1. Contraction of YOU ARE.

Your- pronoun; 1. (A form of the possessive case of YOU used as an attributive adjective)
                         2. One’s (used to indicate that one belonging to oneself or to any person.)
                         3. (Used informally to indicate all members of a group, occupation, etc. or                              things of a particular type.) 

Now that I’ve accomplished this, please feel free to unfollow me if you don’t like me correcting you on something you should have learned in grade school. Let’s get real people.

OUR GENERATION is the one that can change the world.. Only we have that opportunity, NOT our parents, or grandparents. US. But how are we supposed to do so, when we can’t even speak/write grammatically correct?? (And it’s even sadder when the majority of people use iPhone’s or Mac’s, which have autocorrect in them… 

Just a bit of ranting… Feel free to carry on with your day. :)