Firstly Secondly Lastly Essay Help

You’re missing a comma and you ignorantly separated that statement into two sentences. I presume this, at its best, was a failed attempt to emphasize the content of those sentences. If, however, your post had been written properly, the reader would have little need for an emphasis, that only comprises the integrity of the writing and ironically makes a grammatically incorrect statement. This, in general, makes you a hypocrite because your statements are disparaging to people who do not use grammar properly.To correct and prevent more of your arrogant hypocrisy, you should take note of this brief analysis of your poorly written post, Please note, this only cites some of the many errors you made in those two short sentences.

Without prior reference to these “ordinals,” your first sentence becomes vague, unclear and improper. Also, it is clear that you attempted to use “there is a need” for emphasis which, without voiced tonal emphasis or italic, bold or underlined font loses its value. In a situation such as this, where the sentence is written and has no additional formatting options, using the proper adverb would create the desired effect.

In your second sentence, you failed to provide what type of improper usage of these “ordinals makes one sound” ignorant. You further compounded to your grammatical errors by failing to mention what specific “ordinals” you were referencing. Those mistakes alone, make it unclear whether it is the improper use of ordinal directions in map making, or the improper use of ordinal numbers in math, etc., that “makes one sound ignorant.” “Makes one,” is, also, incorrect without defining, characterizing or referencing what constitutes as “one.” What your poor choice of words actually imply, by proper literary standards, is, “the improper use of ordinals makes an ordinal sound ignorant.” You did not mention people anywhere in that post, therefore, “one” does automatically imply “a person.” That is a common misconception people also use with the word “individual,” when they are being pretentious and trying to present themselves as intellectuals. Lastly, seeing as you failed to ever define what type of usage this statement is about, using “sound ignorant” is, also, another poor writing choice. A person would only “sound” ignorant if, that person was speaking when the person used ordinal numbers improperly. If, this person used ordinal numbers improperly in writing
then, that person would “seem” or “appear to be” ignorant.

You should try harder to create better sentences if, you feel the need to criticize people with an air of superiority, it would make you a less ignorant person. Clearly, people speak and write perfectly constantly and this arrogant statement you made was a prime example is one of those times. There are actually quite a few ways for you to correct this ignorant ironic comment, and even more ways that you could have avoided presenting your opinion so unpleasantly. Below this paragraph, are two examples that use a single sentence structure and two sentence structure, respectively to convey the message for which, you were generally aiming.

The need to avoid using ordinal numbers improperly in conversations, is that it makes the speaker sound ignorant.

or in better detail

There definitely is a need to avoid using these adverbs. Using the improper words for ordinal numbers in a dialogue makes a person seem ignorant.

Thanks for reading and, as a sidenote, I despise people like you who, come to websites like these just so you can run around online criticizing and condescending to everyone. Most of you people end up making just as many errors trying to show off when, half of the same people weren’t “A” students in English in high school, let alone, college. Really, you, and everyone like you need to stop, step back and go reread your textbooks and the reviews of your actual work from those classes. Maybe if you people did this, more often you would understand you aren’t experts and need to work a lot harder on your own grammatical skills before, being so nasty about how other people choose to communicate. I hope this helps you check yourself, next time, before you make such an ignorant comment, again.

P.S. I don’t really care about my grammar because, at least, I actually took notes, listened and still remember most of the details about writing properly in my English classes. So, make whatever comments you want about my grammar, it isn’t my issue, I’m not sensitive about being proper.

  • Oh my goodness! Talk about a mountain-out-of-a-molehill response.

  • Man. I mean. Good answer but maybe spend your time doing something more productive. Like writing articles with your super good grammar! That guy was probably drunk when he wrote that comment and likely has no clue what you are talking about.

    • sabel, please find below a few examples of the many grammatical errors in your post:

      1. “To correct and prevent more of your arrogant hypocrisy, you should take note of this brief analysis of your poorly written post, Please note, this only cites some of the many errors you made in those two short sentences.” When two independent clauses are connected by only a comma, they constitute a run-on sentence that is called a comma splice. There should be a period after “post.” Please note Isabel, this only cites one of the almost innumerable comma-splices in your critique.

      2, “Those mistakes alone, make it unclear whether it is the improper use of ordinal directions in map making, or the improper use of ordinal numbers in math, etc., that “makes one sound ignorant.” You incorrectly placed a comma between “alone” and “make.” This “sentence” represents a a sentence fragment. A sentence fragment is a phrase that lacks a subject or verb that would enable it to function as an independent sentence. You did this many times.

      3. “You should try harder to create better sentences if, you feel the need to criticize people with an air of superiority, it would make you a less ignorant person.” You placed your comma in the wrong place, and you fused your sentence. This is the corrected sentence: You should try harder to create better sentences, if you feel the need to criticize people with an air of superiority. It would make you a less ignorant person.

      Isabel, I know you weren’t trying to sound superior. However, you sounded condescending. You acknowledged that you weren’t concerned about your grammar, but you totally annihilated thebeerghost. Quite honestly, I’m totally impressed that you were able to write so much about two short sentences. I bet you’re an expert at critiquing poems. I hope I didn’t offend you, but I saw it as an opportunity to highlight some common problems encountered by writers. I expect to receive criticism too, but I can handle it.

      Best regards

  • Isabel, please find below a few examples of the many grammatical errors in your post:

    1. “To correct and prevent more of your arrogant hypocrisy, you should take note of this brief analysis of your poorly written post, Please note, this only cites some of the many errors you made in those two short sentences.” When two independent clauses are connected by only a comma, they constitute a run-on sentence that is called a comma splice. There should be a period after “post.” Please note Isabel, this only cites one of the almost innumerable comma-splices in your critique.

    2, “Those mistakes alone, make it unclear whether it is the improper use of ordinal directions in map making, or the improper use of ordinal numbers in math, etc., that “makes one sound ignorant.” You incorrectly placed a comma between “alone” and “make.” This “sentence” represents a a sentence fragment. A sentence fragment is a phrase that lacks a subject or verb that would enable it to function as an independent sentence. You did this many times.

    3. “You should try harder to create better sentences if, you feel the need to criticize people with an air of superiority, it would make you a less ignorant person.” You placed your comma in the wrong place, and you fused your sentence. This is the corrected sentence: You should try harder to create better sentences, if you feel the need to criticize people with an air of superiority. It would make you a less ignorant person.

    Isabel, I know you weren’t trying to sound superior. However, you sounded condescending. You acknowledged that you weren’t concerned about your grammar, but you totally annihilated thebeerghost. Quite honestly, I’m totally impressed that you were able to write so much about two short sentences. I bet you’re an expert at critiquing poems. I hope I didn’t offend you, but I saw it as an opportunity to highlight some common problems encountered by writers. I expect to receive criticism too, but I can handle it.

    Best regards

  • I assume this is a joke!….“spend your time doing something more productive” (below) is good advice.
    It would include not writing a response which is 12 times as long as the original article and 15 times more incomprehensible! [I imagine you have a difficulty with something being “more incomprehensible” since incomprehgsible is obviously an absolute

  • Lol this is hilarious. Some folks literally make the virtual world their real life.

  • I’m sorry honey I can’t come to bed right now, someone on the Internet is wrong.

  • Isabel, you don’t know what you’re bleating about.

To improve your writing you need to make sure that your ideas, both in sentences and paragraphs, stick together or have coherence and that the gap between ideas is bridged smoothly. One way to do this is by using transitions - words or phrases or techniques that help bring two ideas together. Transitional words and phrases represent one way of gaining coherence. Certain words help continue an idea, indicate a shift of though or contrast, or sum up a conclusion. Check the following list of words to find those that will pull your sentences and paragraphs together.

For continuing a common line of reasoning:

consequently
clearly, then
furthermore
additionally
and
in addition
moreover
because
besides that
in the same way
following this further
also
pursuing this further
in the light of the... it is easy to see that

 

To change the line of reasoning (contrast):

however
on the other hand
but
yet
nevertheless
on the contrary

 

For opening a paragraph initially or for general use:

admittedly
assuredly
certainly
granted
no doubt
nobody denies
obviously
of course
to be sure
true
undoubtedly
unquestionably
generally speaking
in general
at this level
in this situation

 

For the final points of a paragraph or essay:

finally
lastly

 

Transitional chains, to use in separating sections of a paragraph which is arranged chronologically:

first... second... third...
generally... furthermore... finally
in the first place... also... lastly
in the first place... pursuing this further... finally
to be sure... additionally... lastly
in the first place... just in the same way... finally
basically... similarly... as well

 

To signal conclusion:

therefore
this
hence
in final analysis
in conclusion
in final consideration
indeed

 

To restate a point within a paragraph in another way or in a more exacting way:

in other words
point in fact
specifically

 

Sequence or time

after
afterwards
as soon as
at first
at last
before
before long
finally
first... second... third
in the first place
in the meantime
later
meanwhile
next
soon
then

 

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These pages are from various handouts and excersises that I've collected from school over the years - I did not write them myself. If anyone ever finds the original teachers who wrote these (probably at some point in the 70s or early 80s), please let me know so I can credit them!If you wish to copy, print, link to or use these pages in any way, you do not need to ask me for permission.

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