The Importance of Grammar
How important is grammar? The answer to that question is easy. It’s incredibly important. It’s the bee’s knees, the top dog, the big cheese…you get the point, right?
In a world filled with autocorrect and spell check, we’ve become lazy when it comes to anything related to grammar. We rely on technology to correct our spelling, rearrange our punctuation, and call out our mistakes with a squiggly red line.
But proper grammar not only makes it easier to communicate with one another, it builds our credibility. When you slip up on even a simple grammar mistake, people forget what it is you were trying to say and judge you for the mistake you’ve made. Your words become less meaningful because your typo or misused word stands out above everything else.
When we’re young, grammar is all about writing formal papers. We triple check our spelling, dot the I’s, cross the T’s, and then turn in the paper and never look back. But grammar is so much more than essays. It’s a part of our everyday routine. It’s the simple emails we send to employers, the proposals we create for prospects, and the Facebook posts we draft for clients.
There are so many opportunities to stand out with proper punctuation, stellar spelling, and correct contractions. Use these opportunities to make a positive impression, not a negative one. Reread that email before you hit send, print and proof that important proposal, and read your Facebook post out loud.
Whether you’re comfortable with it or not, grammar isn’t going anywhere. And unfortunately, you may only have one chance to make an impression – so make it a good one.
This infographic from Copy Blogger shows 15 Grammar Goofs that Make You Look Silly. Check them out and make sure you don’t fall into the grammar trap!