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Top 10 reasons you should learn to use proper grammar


In response to my column highlighting amusing errors, a reader questioned my emphasis on proper grammar.

“I enjoy reading your column,” he wrote, “and I do try to write succinctly. However, in this day and age and with the amount of correspondence there is to read, it seems, trying to get a point across is more important than proper grammar.

“Granted, it is better to write clearly, but sometimes the choice of words, although they may not be exactly correct, does anyone stop to evaluate the writer! An authoritative person’s writing wouldn’t be dismissed just because their sentence structure does not have the correct noun, verb, adjective being used correctly. Just my opinion!”


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