Imagine you’re sitting at a big table as part of a large group of people. It could be a cafe, it could be a restaurant, it could be a meeting at work. Some of the people at the table are your friends, some of them are acquaintances or colleagues, and there are some that you haven’t met until that day. Everybody is talking, various conversations are going on, and you can hear each of them with perfect clarity. Then someone makes a grammatical mistake.
What are your motives for choosing any of these three actions? Does it matter whether it was a friend, an acquaintance/colleague or a stranger who made the mistake? What about if it had been on a semi-public space on the internet such as a forum, chatroom or social media site?
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