Want to improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax while groovin’ around your office or living room? Here’s how – and I dare you not to start bopping in your seat while you learn these basic writing rules…
Are you looking for a new job? And has anyone told you that good, grammatically correct writing doesn’t matter for a job “like this?” Well, they’re wrong. Here’s why, and here’s how to get yourself ahead of the posse in the increasingly competitive job market.
Good writing skills are not about being snotty
Many people – especially among some teenagers attending high school – think it’s not “cool” to worry too much about good grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax and so-on.
Now, they may be right. Stuff like that doesn’t matter if you see yourself always in a low-paid, boring job … maybe chasing dreams in the music business (but what happens when you’re older!) … or hugging trees in a valid but unlikely-to-be-long-term career that will pay your bills and help you bring up a family. [Read more…]
A quick glance at the UK’s Daily Fail – especially on weekends when they leave the cleaners to write the stories – shows you just how ridiculous you look when you get the noun-verb relationships and other syntax wrong.
Do you ever do this? Of course not…but just in case you might miss the odd goof, the following will ensure that you never make a tw*t of yourself as these Daily Fail writers do…
The latest grammar goofs from one of the UK’s most “popular” newspapers
Bling: Kim posted this image of the £3.5m ring that was stolen on Instagram before the robbery. I thought the ring was stolen during the robbery? [Read more…]
If you still think good spelling doesn’t really matter in these informal online days, just take a look at this catalogue of stupid goofs.
But don’t laugh. Why? Because most of these images shared on social media serve only to remind us why if we want to be taken seriously, we need to get our spelling right.
If spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. are wrong, people tend to focus on that
And while they’re chuckling at a mistake, what else happens? [Read more…]