Don’t Let Poor Grammar, Spelling, And Punctuation Ruin Your Image

Posted on August 16, 2017 by - Also by this author

(Pixabay Creative Commons image)
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While you might not have the best command of the English language, you probably have access to a spell-checker in your word processing software, and most social media sites will notify you of spelling errors. I suggest you use both features.

With so many social media groups such as LIMO, Limo Growth, Limo Leadership Group, Airport Transfer and Ground Transportation, Limo Partners and Friends, and many others, your spelling and grammar is vital to your image. Misspelled and incorrectly used words, as well as lack of proper punctuation, can sully the image of you and your business while making people think twice about doing business with you.

One of the most common mistakes people make is how they use the words their, there, and they’re. They sound the same, but are not. Ditto for your and you’re. That apostrophe is important to denote the condensing of the words “you” and “are” into the single word “you’re.” I could get into how to use its versus it’s and the many variations of using the word correctly, but it would take an entire English class to teach that. Which reminds me: If English is not your first language, you should use a spell checker instead of posting something the way it sounds or in a dialect with incorrect English.  Sometimes I read what people write and I can figure out what they are saying, but I cringe while reading it.  

Being clear is important in how you present yourself to others. Asking a question without using a question mark can turn the whole sentence into a statement of fact rather than a question.  What if I said, “Can turn a hole sentence in to a statement of fact rather then a question”?  You see how horrible that was to read? People can and will judge you based on your writing, so take the time to read and proof it before you damage your reputation based on poor spelling and grammar.

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