Being able to speak and write with proper grammar is more important than you might think. When you’re unable to use grammar correctly, people assume you’re not smart. This can limit your job prospects and alter your career plans. I’ve known for a while that I should take a grammar course, because my job revolves around my ability to write well (I’m sure you’ll find grammatical errors in this post). I remember taking a grammar course in college, but I didn’t think the subject was that important back then. Now that I’m a mother I find myself correcting my children’s grammar. I often wonder if they’re learning their bad grammar habits from me. Recently I signed up for a grammar course at the local community college. At first it shocked me how little I knew about English grammar. It seemed the ESL students in the class had a better grip on the parts of speech than I did. To be honest, it was a little embarrassing. Rather than hide from my grammar fears, I faced them. My grammar instructor introduced me to this amazing website and it has changed my outlook on understanding grammar and has taught me grammar essentials as well. Take a look at this website to find out why understanding grammar is important: www.english-grammar-revolution.com.
This article was written by Miranda Vande Kuyt, a self-employed career development practitioner and communications consultant.