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Is there another way?..I mean, if we don't write in cursive, how is it called the other way? (is the other way the was our computer writes?:S) I know, I know..it sounds really stupid but I don't know...Emotion: embarrassed
In England we call that printing (noun print) even though it is handwritten.
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Hello Nona!:)

Printing? How is that? When you write each word separately from others?

Thank you so much!
Each word is written separately in cursive writing. Only the letters within each word are joined.

In printing, none of the letters are joined.
Thank you, Nona! It's everything so clear now!:D

Pucca's new words: italics and priting:)
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Hi YoungCalifornian,
so it seems cursive writing is tought in the US, isn't it? Do Americans usually write that way? Here in Italy we use cursive very much, it's quick. In school, essays are always written in cursive. Everyone has their own style, anyway.
I was taught cursive in the 3rd grade. From then until 6th grade everything my classmates and I turned in had to be written in cursive. By 7th grade (when we left elementary school for junior high) the teachers no longer cared if we printed or used cursive. I continued to use cursive for a while, but eventually switched back to printing. I did it largely because it seemed that all my peers had also. In my experience younger Americans tend to print more, but older generations mostly use cursive.
Do you mean that cursive writing being lost? Well, in my opinion cursive has always being difficult (I didn't like the way I wrote in cursive, and I still don't..I've just tried to write in cursive:P). Moreover, if you write in(?) print seems that you are bigger..I don't know if I'm clear enoughEmotion: thinking
Funny, over here it is seen as very childish to print your writing (unless for a clarity purpose, you are normally instructed to print when you fill out a form, for example). Everyone writes in cursive unless they have a literacy/handwriting problem. You start learning when you are about 7 years old. Would you believe that in my school we had to use fountain pens as well!

I would have thought cursive writing is much faster than printing. It's never occurred to me that people in other countries would print as their normal style, so I've learnt something today.

It's true that cursive writing can get a bit scruffy and difficult to read. My dad can't even read his own writing once his forgotten what it was about.
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Nona The BritFunny, over here it is seen as very childish to print your writing (unless for a clarity purpose, you are normally instructed to print when you fill out a form, for example). Everyone writes in cursive unless they have a literacy/handwriting problem. You start learning when you are about 7 years old. Would you believe that in my school we had to use fountain pens as well!

I would have thought cursive writing is much faster than printing. It's never occurred to me that people in other countries would print as their normal style, so I've learnt something today.
You said what I would have said... I see the situation in the UK is exactly the same as in Italy. Yep, everyone writes in cursive, because it's much more quick to write that way rather than in printing!
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