The Business of Grammar


So you thought that only students had to worry about grammar? How wrong you were! Even in companies there are errors made and efforts to weed them out. The bottomline is that what you write says a lot about you, and if it is ungrammatically written, then that says you don’t take the time to be precise. When your job depends on making a good impression, you want to make sure you cover all the bases. Here is a page from one company’s internal manual for staff, regarding the accuracy of written communication. Have a look at it. Even if you can’t remember all the details, you will come away (I hope!) with an idea of why I try so hard to hone your language skills! When you go to work there will be no Mrs V on your case about dangling participles and subject-verb agreement. I guarantee there will be times when you wish there were!

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