We’ve all heard it before: “Let’s eat grandma!” versus “Let’s eat, Grandma!” Two very distinct, different sentences with very distinct, different meanings. Grammar is important for more than just everyday knowledge: it’s important in order to be taken seriously in the business world.
In the most minor cases, poor grammar can result in confusion. In most workplaces, there’s a common feeling of “time is money”. If that’s the case, then why would you waste both time and money trying to clarify confusions that wouldn’t have ever been an issue if you’d just written your email/blog/tweet correctly the first time?
In its extreme, poor grammar can change the entire meaning of a sentence. This can create a huge disaster if something on your website or in an email is miscommunicated. Misleading information can lead to upset clients, which is never good for business.
Grammar rules are constantly changing, but that’s no reason to disregard grammar rules all together. We use words to communicate, and a good business should rely on good communication. The last thing you want to be doing is confusing your potential clients.
Studies have also shown that people with proper grammar are more likely to succeed in their business. If your grammar is correct in your speech and writing, your level of competency is perceived to be higher. On the other hand, poor grammar can result in clients wondering what else you may not know. If you couldn’t be bothered to take the time to Google the difference between “it’s” and “its,” what else are you too lazy to do?
At Red Mallard, all of our writers have years of experience writing for various industries to ensure the best quality of work for our clients. Not only that, but even after they finish writing, we edit your content until we are certain that it’s grammatically correct. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us. We’re always happy to write original content for your business.