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    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2021-03-16 08:06 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    Are you looking for love? When you want to impress a potential girlfriend or boyfriend, you take great care with your appearance and try to be on your best behaviour. But… what about your grammar? Do you check if you are using verbs and commas properly?
    If not, you'd better think again. The research arm of dating site OKCupid has suggested that bad grammar can ruin your love life. It looked at 500,000 first contacts on the site and concluded that "netspeak, bad grammar and bad spelling are huge turn-offs".
    On the other hand, the correct use of apostrophes seems to be quite an aphrodisiac. Using "don't" and "won't" caused better than average response rates, says the research.
    American writer Twist Phelan, who went on 100 online dates in 100 days and later married someone she met online, believes that grammar is an important "filter system" for prospective1 partners. She says: "If you're trying to date a woman, I don't expect flowery Jane Austen prose. But aren't you trying to put your best foot forward?"
    Perhaps you think you are ready to start looking for an English-speaking girlfriend or boyfriend. Am I right? You go online; look at the picture and start calling him or her "beautiful", "gorgeous" and "sexy" before you meet. Will it work? The research says it won't! The wrong adjective can put a full stop on a potential relationship. People enjoy receiving compliments but not when they sound like a pick-up line.
    General compliments such as "cool", "it's nice that…" and "awesome2" got good responses from the dating site users.
    So now you are ready. Keep your wits about you because many things online are not what they seem; and watch your vocabulary and punctuation3.
    Some say that a comma might even save lives - as in the example: "Let's eat, my darling!" as opposed to "Let's eat my darling!"
    Can you see which one would grant you a meal with your date and which one would land you in jail?


    1 prospective oR7xB     
    • The story should act as a warning to other prospective buyers.這篇報道應該對其他潛在的購買者起到警示作用。
    • They have all these great activities for prospective freshmen.這會舉辦各種各樣的活動來招待未來的新人。
    2 awesome CyCzdV     
    • The church in Ireland has always exercised an awesome power.愛爾蘭的教堂一直掌握著令人敬畏的權力。
    • That new white convertible is totally awesome.那輛新的白色折篷汽車簡直棒極了.
    3 punctuation 3Sbxk     
    • My son's punctuation is terrible.我兒子的標點符號很糟糕。
    • A piece of writing without any punctuation is difficult to understand.一篇沒有任何標點符號的文章是很難懂的。
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