Do people care about grammatical errors?

by AhmedF
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I'm not a native English speaker, and i'm going to build my email list. So, i was wondering if people will get bothered with my grammatical errors in the emails i will send to them? they will not take me seriously and not buying from me in the future?

Is that a big problem? or i shouldn't give a dam?
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  • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
    Yes, it matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
    Yes, give a damn, because it shows professionalism and attention to detail which builds confidence.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by AhmedF View Post

    I'm not a native English speaker, and i'm going to build my email list. So, i was wondering if people will get bothered with my grammatical errors in the emails i will send to them? they will not take me seriously and not buying from me in the future?

    Is that a big problem? or i shouldn't give a dam?

    I'm no spelling bee champ but the basic typos are annoying.

    I would delete your email.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kherk Roldan
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I'm no spelling bee champ but the basic typos are annoying.

      I would delete your email.
      whahahaha! You are genius sir!
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    • Profile picture of the author AhmedF
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I would delete your email.
      Thanks for motivating me. I appreciate that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You might want to hire a proof reader to go over your emails. There are some on Fiverr. Unless you want to ask your high school English teacher to go over your work. Otherwise people hate it when they can't read more than 1 sentence without it flowing and being coherent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    It's very important to have good grammar. I see even Gurus (from America) with bad grammatical skills. It is a bit annoying, and I agree, it shows lack of professionalism.

    I would suggest you also do video recordings instead.... an accent with English errors is less forgiving in speaking/video form than on written form. At least for me. Good luck, and never let this dissuade you!

    English is my second language. It just takes a lot of hard work, but it's worth it in so many ways to write well. It's a never ending journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Yes, Grammar is really a big concern when you write online. Without correct grammar you can't express yourself correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMorgan
    Originally Posted by AhmedF View Post

    I'm not a native English speaker, and i'm going to build my email list. So, i was wondering if people will get bothered with my grammatical errors in the emails i will send to them? they will not take me seriously and not buying from me in the future?

    Is that a big problem? or i shouldn't give a dam?
    I'm a writer/editor, so I'm not your average reader, but it depends on the type and frequency of the error. One typo every couple of emails? No, I don't mind, as long as the content is good. But I did unsubscribe from someone's list because the greeting always had the same spelling error in it. If it was buried in the middle of the page, it wouldn't be so bad, but it was literally the second word of the email.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingfreak
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    Yes, I am a professional reader and writer and I know what people think when they get the content with errors and grammatical mistakes. It doesn't show the professionalism of the sender so they ignore it. If you want it free of grammatical mistakes you should hire a native writer and proof reader like me so that your email should not be ignored but the clients. My Skype is nayabdaniel.......
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  • Profile picture of the author redbeanco
    I think that's the big issue, I will not buy from e-mail with grammatical errors or spelling. You should try to improve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pogospring
    Every word counts.
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    • Profile picture of the author luketr
      Agreed. Grammatical and typographical errors annoy me to no end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    All depends on what level you are talking about. If you have a mispelling
    here and there, but your MEANING is clear, then that's no big deal. But if by grammar
    you mean that people have difficulty understanding what you are trying
    to say, then you have a problem.

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  • Profile picture of the author PSTJordan
    I'm also not a native English speaker. When I started online my writing was terrible.Here's a few things I did to improve:

    1. Read a lot....and when you're tired you read even more.
    2. Purchase grammar books in Amazon.
    3. Watch movies and videos without subtitles
    4. Write sh*tloads.
    5. Always use a proofreader. Not ideal but it always corrects a few misspellings.

    I hope that helps you out. Another thing I've noticed is many Americans write terribly bad. So, don't be too hard on yourself!
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  • Everythin' gotta look dinky in the final analysis.

    Words gotta gleam like the hood on a Lamborghini if u want 'em driven cool places at speed.

    But before that, it don't matter so much.

    Mosta my emails read like sh*t, an' my forum posts ain't always macrocosms of clarity sublime (imho), but they get the job done.

    Back at the generation stage, heart an' guts gotta stomp all cuteo semicolons or u will strangle yourself mute.

    Point is, anythin' intended, deliberate an' final gotta glitch out on zero accidentals or people will believe ur a goof.

    The anatomy of grammar is now Googleable in its entirety, an' I run my ignorance past the cybergrammarnatz alla the time.

    (then ignore it 'cos I am stoopid.)

    Long as no fiendish linguist is out there layin' traps, I figure this is a workable plan.

    Best grammar checkers are your friends an' allies, especially the ones who lead borin' lives an' have no qualms about u dumpin' stuff on 'em after dark.

    Worse case scenario: they send u somea their stuff, and you max out on punctuatorial glory clippin' commas an' slippin' pendulous danglers back where they belong.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Everythin' gotta look dinky in the final analysis....
      Too funny. How long did it take you to get the dialect right? Fun, fun, fun.

      ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THE PROBLEM:

      The other day I rec'd a promo email written in the best accent writing I've ever seen. It was from Omar Martin writing to sound like Scarface, and it was perfect.

      If you have an accent, develop it so that it is recognizable as one to your English-speaking readers; there are ways to do that which you can study by Google'ing accent writing. Make it your schtick (look it up).

      Videos are perfect for a good accent. The Russian Hacker is extremely popular on YouTube and years ago there was a Cajun good old boy on the Cooking Channel with a Bayou accent you could slice with a knife. Great ratings and well-known enough that in conversation his pet phrases were cited complete with the accent.

      Regardless, you have to be understood. If your English is marginal, it won't work. Read, read, read every day. When you get stuck, use the Google translator. I have a Bulgarian i-friend who writes English like a champ but can't speak one word of it because he learned only from reading.

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  • Profile picture of the author RS3RS
    It matters. A lot.

    The good news is that proofreading is super cheap. Way, way cheaper than having someone else write content for you.

    You can write a whole bunch of content (email letters, blog posts, even outreach) and have someone edit them at the same time for a bulk discount. Or find a business partner who is a native English speaker, and you can work together to build a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    I still to this day spell incorrectly and make grammar mistakes in my content. Only little mistakes here and there. As long as you're NOT writing huge paragraphs that make reading a difficult task. You should be fine!
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    • Profile picture of the author rts2271
      You can skate on some types of emails that are or crafted as personal, but beyond that, it is unprofessional.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        There are errors, and then there are errors.

        Ray hit the bullseye when he said that the communication is what matters. An occasional error or typo won't kill you, but if they can't understand you, you're dead in the water.

        A lot of my emails have sentences that would make your grade school English teacher hysterical. I dangle participles. I use sentence fragments. One sentence paragraphs.

        I even (gasp) start sentences with 'and', 'but', 'or' and other grammatical atrocities.

        But I get my point across.

        On the other hand, I've read content that was grammatically perfect but totally incomprehensible. If I have to stop reading to parse a too-clever sentence, my focus will be on figuring out the sentence, not buying what the writer is selling. If I bother.

        As for English being your second language, don't hide it. I know I have more tolerance for odd spellings or sentence structure when I know the writer is working in something other than their mother tongue.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
          An occasional spelling error does not bother me. Multiple spelling errors do. Poor grammar does affect how I feel about the content I am viewing. I probably would not buy anything on that site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    That should bother you very much. Remember the first impression matters most for someone to like or love what you are doing. If it is business, then hire someone to write your emails or proofread them. If it is a professional business, then everything should be professional. The language, grammar and the style of communication. thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikki97
      I would agree with all the above answers. Spelling and grammatical errors don't inspire confidence in the reader. I sympathise as English is your second language. You will have to work hard to bring your standards up to that which is required. In the short term, I would seriously consider outsourcing your written materials.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Ben Settle and many others would highly disagree with some of the strict grammar police in here.

        He's actually sent out whole emails many times on the subject.

        He will actually misspell words on purpose just to bring out these grammar police so he can use it as fodder for his next email.



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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Grammar does matter a lot.

    I am not a native english speaker either and, when i first started IM, was told the opposite, that i should just go for it, build a list, write content no matters i made grammar mistakes etc.

    Totally wrong. I was a fool to listen to that type of bad advice and wasted a lot of time and money.

    After years, now i do other things or build an email list only on my native language.

    So my advice is: build a newsletter list on your native language or hire an english native to write or proofread your emails.

    Good luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    your target audience should be your biggest consideration when deciding how perfect to make things.

    if you are trying to sell "how to be a writer" type products, you better have near perfect grammar.

    it also depends a lot on how you try to position yourself. if you try to position yourself as a suit and tie guy with a very professional business, then it will matter more.

    but if you position yourself more as a practical blue collar marketer, people will overlook more grammatical errors and focus on the content and message more.

    for many years, i have posted on this forum with some of the worst grammatical errors of any anyone. yet time and time again, i receive lots of thanks and people dont make big deal of it because they dont expect that from me.

    they have learned that i usually have something decent to contribute to the conversation and a few grammatical errors are not that important. does it put some people off? sure. i am sure some dont like it. i am sure some largely ignore me because of it, but for me, thats not who i want to talk to anyway.

    people on a marketing forum who are more concerned about capital letters or commas are not here for the same reasons i am....which is to learn, teach, and talk marketing. with or without perfect grammar.

    like many other things in marketing, its part of a system.

    another thing to think about. in this day and age, honesty goes a long LONG way. i am on hundreds of marketing lists, many are distributed by people who i know are not native English speakers.

    guess what, when i know that upfront, i rarely hold even pretty significant grammatical errors against them because i understand that is not going to be their strength. if the message is understandable and the content is good, i dont have a problem taking some marketing advice from a guy who happens not to speak or write English perfectly.

    so my second lesson here is dont fake being someone you are not. just be honest and your imperfect grammar, probably wont be nearly as big a deal as it would be if you try to act like you are from Kentucky.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post


      for many years, i have posted on this forum with some of the worst grammatical errors of any anyone. yet time and time again, i receive lots of thanks and people dont make big deal of it because they dont expect that from me.

      they have learned that i usually have something decent to contribute to the conversation and a few grammatical errors are not that important. does it put some people off? sure. i am sure some dont like it. i am sure some largely ignore me because of it, but for me, thats not who i want to talk to anyway.
      Totally agree. A few days ago I got the most bizarre PM I have ever gotten in my 8 years here.

      The guy was pissed because he thought I was being too derogatory about his passion: Forex Trading.
      I was never even directly talking to him in my Post but he somehow got offended and sent me a PM.

      In the PM he decided to lecture me on one of my emails ( he's on my List).

      Sentence by sentence he copied from my email and told me this word needed to be spelt this way etc.etc...
      Im talking about contractions...i.e.Its should be It's and dont should be don't

      Just bizarre. And at end he goes off saying English is not even his first language lol

      Anyway Im a conversationalist and a few small grammatical errors is something I dont fret over
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    • Profile picture of the author AhmedF
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      your target audience should be your biggest consideration when deciding how perfect to make things.

      if you are trying to sell "how to be a writer" type products, you better have near perfect grammar.

      it also depends a lot on how you try to position yourself. if you try to position yourself as a suit and tie guy with a very professional business, then it will matter more.

      but if you position yourself more as a practical blue collar marketer, people will overlook more grammatical errors and focus on the content and message more.

      for many years, i have posted on this forum with some of the worst grammatical errors of any anyone. yet time and time again, i receive lots of thanks and people dont make big deal of it because they dont expect that from me.

      they have learned that i usually have something decent to contribute to the conversation and a few grammatical errors are not that important. does it put some people off? sure. i am sure some dont like it. i am sure some largely ignore me because of it, but for me, thats not who i want to talk to anyway.

      people on a marketing forum who are more concerned about capital letters or commas are not here for the same reasons i am....which is to learn, teach, and talk marketing. with or without perfect grammar.

      like many other things in marketing, its part of a system.

      another thing to think about. in this day and age, honesty goes a long LONG way. i am on hundreds of marketing lists, many are distributed by people who i know are not native English speakers.

      guess what, when i know that upfront, i rarely hold even pretty significant grammatical errors against them because i understand that is not going to be their strength. if the message is understandable and the content is good, i dont have a problem taking some marketing advice from a guy who happens not to speak or write English perfectly.

      so my second lesson here is dont fake being someone you are not. just be honest and your imperfect grammar, probably wont be nearly as big a deal as it would be if you try to act like you are from Kentucky.

      So, you advice me to be honest with them from the beginning and tell them that English is not my first language in the very first email i'll send to them?
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by AhmedF View Post

        So, you advice me to be honest with them from the beginning and tell them that English is not my first language in the very first email i'll send to them?
        Write a few more paragraphs here Ahmed, and I will let you know.

        Im serious and very sincere about that !
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      How seriously do you want to be taken?

      Sometimes it's pure entertainment to read non-professional and poorly written material. If that's your purpose . . . fine.

      Sometimes writers develop a persona that is only genuine if the grammar isn't perfect. I say . . . more power to you.

      There are other times when the copy you're writing is a direct reflection of the quality and detail of something you're trying to sell (as an example, a sales letter for your product or service.) At such times, I believe that excellent grammar is critical. If I suspect your product is going to be laced with misspellings, poor punctuation, numerous grammatical errors, etc, I will not spend my money with you.

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      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        this is a perfect example of what i am talking about regarding target market.

        Steve is an intelligent fellow and a solid marketers by all accounts, but he is one of the ones who i could probably never please....so i dont even try to.

        incidentally, there is nothing wrong with that from my perspective or his. we are both right actually. we just have different target markets and different things we value as consumers. so does everyone else in the world.

        i train the people in my tribe to think and react to me and my strengths and weaknesses the way i want them to. i repel the others, usually to the point where they end up off my lists and not spending money with me.

        but my little tribe that thinks like i do, does buy from me....they dont mind the grammar and stuff.

        there is a huge misconception that holds most small time marketers back. they dont realize how small a tribe they really need to build to make a really good income. when you try to be the "most knowledgeable and professional marketer" and use that as your angle, almost everyone sees right trough you.

        dont try to please everyone and dont try to be perfect....be who you are. even from this little thread, i can tell your english is not likely to be the reason you succeed or fail in you ventures.

        thats why my advice is to be you. be honest. do your best of course, but dont try to fake being something you are not.

        also, take your scenario into account. i try a lot harder to be grammatically correct in products or sales pages than i do on forum posts. emails are somewhere in between those two usually. and when i text with my lead developer in india, we often use txt speech that is certainly not professional, but it works for us. .

        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        How seriously do you want to be taken?

        Sometimes it's pure entertainment to read non-professional and poorly written material. If that's your purpose . . . fine.

        Sometimes writers develop a persona that is only genuine if the grammar isn't perfect. I say . . . more power to you.

        There are other times when the copy you're writing is a direct reflection of the quality and detail of something you're trying to sell (as an example, a sales letter for your product or service.) At such times, I believe that excellent grammar is critical. If I suspect your product is going to be laced with misspellings, poor punctuation, numerous grammatical errors, etc, I will not spend my money with you.

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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    Grammer an speeling are berry inportent.

    If people see that you are not professional in your communications, they will assume that your product or service is no better. Buyers are very unforgiving and will have no sympathy that English is not your native language.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    incidentally, there have been lots of studies done regarding just how much spelling and grammar matter when it comes to peoples ability to comprehend a given text. its astounding how much the average human mind skips over misspellings of common words and such.

    although there are times when capitalization is important. i think its WF members sam england who has or did have this on his skype.

    capitalization is the difference between
    helping your uncle Jack off a horse and
    helping your uncle jack off a horse.

    sometimes simple things do indeed matter. lol

    you should also be keenly aware, that this is another one of the issues people lie about. by that i just mean people say grammar is a huge thing, but most of the stats i have seen in my 20 years of doing this suggest it just doesnt make much difference at all. i know some major marketers who have actually used incorrect grammar, capitalization, and even misspellings in a few instances to increase conversion rates.

    dont take that to mean it doesnt matter at all, it does. but if you ask people if they like popus, they will tell you they hate them. but the numbers say they are very effective tools for marketers when used correctly.

    just be sure to understand that what a very small number of people say in a forum is very rarely indicative of what your actual conversion numbers will tell you. this is true regarding almost every aspect of marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    The point is to write like your market: Write like they talk. If your English is terrible and you're writing to people who speak English - then yeah, you're screwed. That's why you guys are having a hard time.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Keith
      Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

      The point is to write like your market: Write like they talk. If your English is terrible and you're writing to people who speak English - then yeah, you're screwed. That's why you guys are having a hard time.
      i actually couldnt disagree more. the english is not the deal breaker. the deal breaker is one of 2 other things. either they are faking the "i am a professional marketer from america thing" or they dont know much marketing at all really to begin with. its the disconnect between expectations and reality that kill peoples chances of success.

      the point of marketing is to solve peoples problems in exchange for money. if you can do that with broken english you will be fine. most of my programmers are not native english speakers. yet they can solve my problems despite this fact and its not an issue. now if they suck at english and more importantly programming php, then it aint gonna work. but their english is rarely the deal breaker.

      so lets drop the english qualifier. i dont speak a lick of Chinese mandarin, yet i have a Chinese programmer who has pretty poor english skills. he is the seller, service provide, guy with the solution in this instance. yet i buy from him because he solves my problem despite him not speaking my language.

      what in the world would make you suddenly think that its different if we reverse the seller and buyer in that scenario? nothing changes.

      the key is that generally speaking, even an average USA citizen has more marketing knowledge than most of the world because for decades now we have been living in a real world marketing machine.

      the language is rarely the issue, the issue is either the faking it, or more commonly the fact that if you dont speak pretty fluid english the chance of you being a top teir level markeitng guy today are just not very good.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

        although there are times when capitalization is important. i think its WF members sam england who has or did have this on his skype.

        capitalization is the difference between
        helping your uncle Jack off a horse and
        helping your uncle jack off a horse.

        sometimes simple things do indeed matter. lol
        It certainly makes a difference to the horse...

        Beyond that, you're right. I have a much higher tolerance for sketchy spelling, grammar and punctuation in a forum post than I do in a blog post, article , sales letter, etc.

        Even when the spelling and punctuation are correct, the word selection and sentence structure often give away the non-native English speaker/writer. As long as the communication is clear, it does not bother me.

        Once, on a cruise ship, I heard an Aussie and a bloke from Manchester in England arguing about soccer. Although both professed to be speaking English, I couldn't swear to it.

        The same could be said for someone from backwoods Alabama and Back Bay Boston. Good luck with that.

        From what I've read, I agree with you that the OP's command of English isn't likely to make the difference between success and failure as long as he remains authentic.

        In the words of chef Justin Wilson, "I gare-on-tee!"
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        • Profile picture of the author nzchick
          Thought I would my two cents into this discussion as I cannot stand spelling mistakes. I always find mistakes in reports etc even from the 'big gurus'. If I see spelling mistakes in a sales page I will immediately leave. If you are going to spend the time putting a product together the least you can do is get the basics right. There is no excuse with the software we have at our disposal today. I am very surprised and disappointed by the amount of errors I see and sadly a lot of it has been outsourced and still not picked up om. Saying what I have I that what I have typed has no errors..........
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  • Profile picture of the author AdscendMichael
    I agree also with many of the responses here that correct grammar does matter, and that careless errors can have a negative impact on your message.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    It's all about building AUTHORITY

    Proper spelling, grammar, sentence construction, and other ESSENTIALS are crucial for building AUTHORITY.

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  • Profile picture of the author arif456
    It doesn't sound to be so professional. So, yep it matters...
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  • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
    Originally Posted by AhmedF View Post

    I'm not a native English speaker, and i'm going to build my email list. So, i was wondering if people will get bothered with my grammatical errors in the emails i will send to them? they will not take me seriously and not buying from me in the future?

    Is that a big problem? or i shouldn't give a dam?
    if someone uses "it's" instead of "its", or "product's" instead of "products", i stop reading and disregard everything. when someone misses an apostrophe i may tolerate it, because i think maybe it's just laziness, but i never tolerate someone adding incorrect characters, because then i'm certain they're bad
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

      if someone uses "it's" instead of "its", or "product's" instead of "products", i stop reading and disregard everything. when someone misses an apostrophe i may tolerate it, because i think maybe it's just laziness, but i never tolerate someone adding incorrect characters, because then i'm certain they're bad
      Or uses " i " instead of " I ". Or uses " when " instead of " When " at the beginning of a sentence. May be a sign of laziness to me
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      • Profile picture of the author AhmedF
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Or uses " i " instead of " I ". Or uses " when " instead of " When " at the beginning of a sentence. May be a sign of laziness to me
        Well, i'm not that bad
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincentbre
    Of course it matters! Why would anyone buy from you if your grammar is all over the place?
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  • Profile picture of the author adongmanila
    Originally Posted by AhmedF View Post

    I'm not a native English speaker, and i'm going to build my email list. So, i was wondering if people will get bothered with my grammatical errors in the emails i will send to them? they will not take me seriously and not buying from me in the future?

    Is that a big problem? or i shouldn't give a dam?
    Though the Grammar must follow the language, but the grammar is very important in any language. Such as I go & I am going is not same. So you need to careful about the grammar also. I mean you need to be careful as much as possible. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author dlane1987
    Yes this is very important. The odd typo or missed punctuation you can get away with, but plain bad grammar will put people off.
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  • Profile picture of the author chaitanyathengdi
    I'm not a native English speaker, and I think not being a native speaker is no excuse.
    I can speak and write English well enough, and English is my third language.

    All I can say is, look for good English content, read, write, speak in English(even to yourself, I do) until your English improves.
    One day, you'll find you're no worse than a native speaker.

    Chaitanya
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    • Profile picture of the author dlane1987
      Originally Posted by chaitanyathengdi View Post

      I'm not a native English speaker, and I think not being a native speaker is no excuse.
      I can speak and write English well enough, and English is my third language.

      All I can say is, look for good English content, read, write, speak in English(even to yourself, I do) until your English improves.
      One day, you'll find you're no worse than a native speaker.

      Chaitanya
      Well said, I would never have guessed you are not a native english speaker.
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    • Profile picture of the author AhmedF
      Originally Posted by chaitanyathengdi View Post

      I'm not a native English speaker, and I think not being a native speaker is no excuse.
      I can speak and write English well enough, and English is my third language.

      All I can say is, look for good English content, read, write, speak in English(even to yourself, I do) until your English improves.
      One day, you'll find you're no worse than a native speaker.

      Chaitanya
      no worse, or not worse?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Sacks
    It absolutely matters to me. However, not as much if I am aware you are not a native English speaker. Just post a disclaimer stating that.


    Alternatively you could hire a proofreader.
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