Vocab Failures: In which we point out common yet tragic errors


#1
~Welcome to Vocab Failures~

This is where we point out any sort of common writing errors; description of gestures, usage of words, phrases ect. Anything that you think makes writing awkward.

Each one, teach one

Help each other out~


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#2

How high do you consider your standards for good writing?

  • Top Notch (Any sort of writing error drives me crazy!)
  • High (I’d drop any book I see constant writing errors in.)
  • Moderate (I’ll keep reading if the plot of okay.)
  • Low (Anything is fine.)

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#3

Considering I’m dyslexic, it would be hypocritical of me to stop reading a book for errors given my first drafts have several sprinkled throughout because I simply don’t do enough to catch them. But if the person hasn’t at least run through spell check, I generally draw the line there.


#4

I also sometimes see gesture errors; the way people describe facial expression and ect.

I know what they mean, mostly but some of the errors makes the writing very awkward.

What are your thoughts on that?


#5

Depends. If it happens just once I’ll ignore it and figure it’s just a screw up. If they fairly consistently mess it up then I might try to explain where they went wrong so they could learn. It might just be they don’t know any better. On :wattpad:attpad I try to have a lot of patience. Most of us are still learning.


#6

tfw there’s a typo in the poll but you can’t edit it


#7

ouo


#8

*if the plot is okay


#9

Yup cx


#10

Am I allowed to vote for my own thread?

Or is that cheating?


#11

I have no idea.


#12

Do you vote for your thread?


#13

If you have an opinion on your poll, vote for it. I’ve voted for mine.


#14

I voted for one of mine.


#15

What kind of error annoys you most?

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Plot holes
  • Word usage
  • Lack of proper description
  • Lack of sufficient character development
  • Absurdity of plot
  • Cliché plots
  • Inaccurate information
  • Contradiction
  • Other (comment below if this is chosen)

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#16

What a tough question!


#17

Nothing bothers me more than infodumping.


#18

ac u vote harvester


#19

Sush imma create an emoji for the coven


#20

you could try