Do we really need grammer?

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RocketCiaranJ
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What is your opinion on breaking the rules of grammar to sound more unique, and to make events sound more immediate. Example:

"The alpha wolf retreats from my call; throws away his hat".

Would please really think that a novel is badly written because of this?

Yes, I know about the spelling mistake It's late.

Edit: sorry, but people don't seem to be answering my question. I mean, in the context of the specific example that I gave, is this acceptable?
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Who's Grammer
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(Original post by JamesManc)
Who's Grammer
he played frasier in cheers and frasier and voiced sideshow bob in the simpsons
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Meh, Kelsey Grammer isn't too bad.
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Do we really need grammar?
I think you answered that yourself mate
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Don't you mean grammar instead of grammer?
Inserting punctuation into sentences for an clearer sense of understanding the information sent across? Then yes.
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(Original post by RhymeAsylumForever)
Do we really need grammar?
I think you answered that yourself mate
Everyone makes mistakes
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Let's eat kids.

Let's eat, kids.


Grammar makes a big difference
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Let's eat kids.

Let's eat, kids.


Grammar makes a big difference
I mean in the context of the example.
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You need to read 'Eats shoots and leaves.' Lynne Truss. Very entertaining as well as informative. You'll never ask that question again.

( But you might start correcting the grammar on every sign and notice you come across!)
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wolves do not wear hats.... even Alpha wolves

:hmmmm2:
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wolves do not wear hats.... even Alpha wolves

:hmmmm2:
Out of context.
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Yes we do.
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A woman without her man, is nothing.

A woman: without her, man is nothing.

(couldn't help myself)

Yes, usually we need grammar. In your specific case, are we supposed to recognise the line? It feels like poetry and is acceptable in that context IMO. A decent length novel should be written with proper grammar because stylistic tricks like that start to feel worn out. $0.02
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(Original post by RocketCiaranJ)
"The alpha wolf retreats from my call; throws away his hat".

Would please really think that a novel is badly written because of this?



Edit: sorry, but people don't seem to be answering my question. I mean, in the context of the specific example that I gave, is this acceptable?
I would be happier if the second part of the sentence read 'HE throws away his hat' - it would scan better.

Grammar and spelling are important. I have read so many stories that have been ruined because the errors have pulled me out of the scene.
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