A friend’s facebook post reminded me how incorrect grammar drives me absolutely crazy. I understand that technology these days allows us to communicate using the least amount of words possible, but I still don’t understand why its acceptable for young adults in our society deem proper grammar unimportant. The correct use of the following words was something we learned beginning in grade school:
It doesn’t help either that Oregon decided its students did not need to know how to spell and will be granting the ability to spell check their writing before submitting state exams in 2011. Read it here: Oregon will allow students to use spell check on state writing tests in 2011.
Even with this new adjustment to the rule, the spell check would not correct grammar, and the same mistakes will be made with the words listed above. All-in-all, I think more importance needs to be placed on knowledge of correct grammar; and college students? We have no excuse.
Another annoyance (?) are the words that have two acceptable spellings. But really, even an acceptable spelling looks strange when typed out on paper (ex: Adviser or advisor). And I can’t help it, but I still feel like a complete idiot when writing it out, especially when ‘advisor’ (or adviser?) is on my resume.