How to improve your grammar in just a few minutes?

In this fast-paced, technology-driven world, it is not wrong to say that verbal communication is extremely important for people to rise upward in term of social mobility and their profession. Language is the medium for communicating not only to express our feelings, thoughts and opinions, but also to create an impression upon others.

The relevance of communications can be understood in social and professional context, be it boardroom meetings or casual marketplace encounters. Though incorrect use of language may convey the basic meaning, but it always reflects in a  poor manner on the user. For instance, imagine an interview for a job you really wanted, an accidental meeting with a family friend at the cinema hall or a situation where you are invited for dinner and you meet new people who are professionally senior to you in your field.

Grammar mistakes:

The list of common mistakes that people commit in such social and professional situations is endless. However, some common ones include incorrectly introducing oneself as 'myself Saumya' when the right form is 'I am Saumya' or 'my name is Saumya.' This is one of the commonest mistakes that highlights the speaker's linguistic incompetence.

Another common error is not inverting the subject-auxiliary in questions as in 'why you are not coming?' when it should be 'why are you not coming?' Many working professionals, even in high posts, are guilty of committing this mistake. Confusing prepositions is another malady especially the use of 'at', 'in' or 'on' in sentences.

Errors in the use of articles or tenses is yet another issue such as putting an article when it is not required as in 'The Dehradun is very pretty' or using 'double past tense marker' as in 'I didn't knew about this' when it should be 'Dehradun is...' and 'didn't know' respectively.

Mistakes are not just limited to grammar, but also include vocabulary. For most people, vocabulary is limited to the use of antonyms and synonyms taught in schools, but it is in fact a vast area that includes knowledge of single and multi-word units.

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