Good grammar is important, particularly if you’re off to a Grammar Rodeo:
(I love how there’s a Simpsons reference that can be inserted into most conversational topics…)
But on a serious note, there’s a discernible relationship between the proliferation of social media and the declining standard of grammar across cyberspace and indeed the real world. Each incorrectly used homophone and poorly placed apostrophe results in one’s message losing both credibility and effectiveness, and given that the purpose for writing is to convey messages, surely it follows that bad grammar is counter productive to the whole point of writing in the first place!
Thankfully, the lovely chaps at copyblogger.com (via inspirationfeed.com) have produced this nifty infographic for us all. Behold the 15 grammar goofs that are to be avoided at all costs when writing. I think you’ll agree that its a great tool that their showing off hear – its certainly had an affect on my grammar and it might help you’re grammar to!
(Bonus points if you can correctly identify the number of grammar goofs in the italicised phrase above…)