I think the grammatically correct version of

Some people will post anything that is not even important for getting attention from others.


People would post anything that's not even important just to get attention.

But I'm not quite sure how would you explain the first sentence mistake grammatically.

  • Please explain why you prefer the second. It might depend on context which version is better, but in most contexts I can think of the first is fine: you are describing what people do, not what they might do.
    – JeremyC
    Aug 18, 2018 at 21:14
  • i see, the context is about how social media changed our society, tbh im not sure if it is grammatically , or it simply sounded really odd. Aug 18, 2018 at 22:10

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I don't think it's a question of your examples being correct or incorrect grammatically, but they aren't using the correct structure for what you are trying to say. that's not even is a cumbersome way of using the connector whether or not.

I would put it in writing as people would post anything whether it's important or not just to get attention.

I think the way you phrase it in your question sounds like you are trying to convey in writing spoken mannerisms.

  • yeah i think you're right, that sounds alot better. totally forgot " whether or not " Aug 19, 2018 at 16:19

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