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Poll: Should there be a ProZ.com forum dedicated to English syntax, grammar, etc.?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Should there be a ProZ.com forum dedicated to English syntax, grammar, etc.?".

This poll was originally submitted by Marcus Malabad based on this forum thread: http://www.proz.com/topic/38159

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xxxBrandis
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clicked on the wrong choice Oct 23, 2005

I didn´t want a forum for grammar, phonetics etc., there are enough books and schools for this. Just an english community forum instead. I hope one doesn't necessarily have to be a platinum with credentials for this.Best regards, Brandis

[Edited at 2005-10-23 18:47]


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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What about existing Linguistics forum? Oct 23, 2005

I'd say the existing Linguistics forum caters for this type of discussions, no?

Magda


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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If we start something like that for English, then we should start it for Hindi & Polish too Oct 23, 2005

What makes English better tahn other languages, that it should deserve a separte forum, devoted only to that language?
I do not see any necessity to create hundreds of fora for each language - what for? We have Linguistics and language fora - this is enough.

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Jerzy

[Edited at 2005-10-23 10:27]


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transparx  Identity Verified
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perhaps a syntax forum Oct 23, 2005

see http://www.proz.com/topic/38159 (Oct. 23)

[Edited at 2005-10-24 01:31]


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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Why just English? Oct 23, 2005

Jerzy Czopik wrote:
I do not see any necessity to create hundreds of fora for each language - what for? We have Linguistics and language fora - this is enough.

Regards
Jerzy


I completely agree with Jerzy. If we created such a forum for English, then we should add one for each language.
I believe that discussions on the use of English can still be part of the KudoZ monolingual section. Perhaps we can add a new KudoZ category: "Syntax/Grammar".
Maria


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writeaway  Identity Verified

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English monolingual site is enough Oct 23, 2005

Maria Karra wrote:

Jerzy Czopik wrote:
I do not see any necessity to create hundreds of fora for each language - what for? We have Linguistics and language fora - this is enough.

Regards
Jerzy


I completely agree with Jerzy. If we created such a forum for English, then we should add one for each language.
I believe that discussions on the use of English can still be part of the KudoZ monolingual section. Perhaps we can add a new KudoZ category: "Syntax/Grammar".
Maria


And as Maria says, why just English?

[Edited at 2005-10-23 16:59]


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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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Suggestion Oct 23, 2005

Can I suggest that comments about this poll on such subjects as "why not for other languages as well" are added to the original thread on the subject rather than here, so as to keep everything in one place?

Here it is again to save you scrolling back up
http://www.proz.com/topic/38159


[Edited at 2005-10-23 17:20]


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Current KudoZ and forums cover the need Oct 24, 2005

When translators have grammar questions, these questions usually refer to a particular context, and those doubts get handled via KudoZ. Or else a basic principle can be discussed in one of the other forums.

There would be a lot of overlap, and people would have too many choices to make in posting questions or looking up past threads.


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