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If someone writes in a manner such as "U hve to run daily ... only then U will lose weight" and you correct it to "You have to run daily, only then you will lose weight." I suppose you can't say you have corrected grammar. What can you say you have corrected? Punctuation?

  • It's grammar, all right. U and hve are not 'words' in formal English writing, hence ungrammatical. – Kris Jan 18 '14 at 14:05
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I'd say you've corrected their writing style. They were writing in an informal slang style. It's been corrected to a more formal style.

I suppose you could say you've corrected the spelling, since "U" to mean "you" may not be in most dictionaries. It depends on if you see "U" as a slang word in its own right or as a misspelling of "you".

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It's a matter of spelling. In the conventional orthography of Standard English, the second person personal pronoun is spelt you and not u, and the verb is spelt have and not hve.

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You have translated text speak into English. But it is still not fully correct. 'Only then you will lose weight' should read 'Only then will you lose weight'.

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