Wednesday, June 25



What are the consequences if grammatical lapses are committed?

The consequences could vary from one setting to another. If lapses are committed in a formal setting, the consequences may be as follows:

1. The speaker or writer’s reputation is somehow affected such that questions arise whether that person indeed learned his grammar well; and

2. The formality of the situation could be diminished in one way or another considering that the audience may get distracted with them.

On the other hand, if they are committed in a non-formal setting, the audience may just laugh it off and disregard the whole thing.

Why is it important to become familiar with appropriate and formal ways of using the English language?

It is important because language use should always fit the context within which it is used. Slang is obviously not proper for research papers; otherwise, the paper itself will not be believed no matter how exceptional the study is.

Conversely, learned or schooled language is not exactly appropriate if merely talking in the market. This is not to say though that one could speak rudely in a non-formal context, only that the language used should adapt to the situation. Otherwise, this inability to adapt may be taken against the speaker or writer. (re: socio-linguistic proficiency)

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