The Importance of Grammar

dictionary_pictogramWhether in marketing, writing books or even teaching a class, proper grammar is not only appreciated but expected. However, what about the rest of the world? What about the other careers out there? Grammar is not restricted to the aforementioned careers, but should be used by all. Here are the reasons why:

  1. It Lends Credibility: Remembering which “to, two or too” to use may not save lives, but if you are communicating with a new guest, a new client or even a shareholder and happen to use the wrong version of the word, it could paint you in a different light than you would want.
  2. It Shows Attention to Detail: In this day and age details are incredibly important. If you remember a coworker’s birthday you will brighten his or her day. If you remember which section of your web code to place the period, you could save the client and your company a huge headache. If you remember to use proper spelling in your writing, even if just an email or text message, you are proving to everyone details matter.
  3. It Adds Clarity: If a shareholder cannot understand the word choice you used in an email it could mean huge problems. When your readers, even of minor things like interdepartmental communications, can’t understand what you intended to say, you could potentially create a mountain out of a molehill.

Are there any reasons for grammar not mentioned? If so, please comment with your suggestions!

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