Does grammar matter?

Grammar can often seem to be an annoyance to be aware of when we write or speak. In comment sections all over the internet we might observe someone making a grammatical mistake such as using “your” instead of “you’re”, and people indignantly pointing out the error. In the end, those who read that comment understand what the writer meant - so does it really matter at all?

Grammar matters

Using grammar correctly makes your speech or writing clear and easily understandable.

Having precise grammar ensures that the intended meaning is delivered

Little alterations made in grammar can change the whole meaning of a sentence and fail to pass on the original intended meaning.

Good grammar shows care was taken in the response

Time taken to properly format copy results in a better response; poor grammar is a rough first draft

Grammar does not matter

Sticking to grammatical rules is a waste of time because it is superfluous.

Having precise grammar is not needed to fully convey an idea

Small grammatical mistakes do not affect the delivery of a sentence’s meaning. When it comes to reading books and receiving commands, grammar is a small part of delivering information rather than the only thing. Therefore, having precise grammar is not needed to fully convey an idea.

Only the basic knowledge of grammar is needed for successful communication

Learning the rules of grammar does not make someone more fluent at a language.

Grammar matters on some occasions only

Grammar is important only when we really have to be precise.

Precise grammar is crucial only when writing official documents

Legal documentations require the ultimate precision as they have to clearly lay down the rules for a specified region.
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