Something About You and I

WRITTEN September 29, 2012 Author: Rich Atkins

We were forwarded a Wall Street Journal article about grammar in the workplace. It’s so spot-on, that we had to share this paragraph below with you, and then link to the article:

“Managers are fighting an epidemic of grammar gaffes in the workplace. Many of them attribute slipping skills to the informality of email, texting and Twitter where slang and shortcuts are commonSuch looseness with language can create bad impressions with clients, ruin marketing materials and cause communications errors …”

Click here to read “This Embarrasses You and I*:Grammar Gaffes Invade the Office in an Age of Informal Email, Texting and Twitter” in the Wall Street Journal (and notice that they left out the Oxford Comma in the subtitle).

Even Lady Gaga’s song, “You and I,” is simply a sign of the times–demonstrating that people lack grammar knowledge. Respond to this email and correctly describe the grammatical problem found in the repeated title-line “You and I,” and you can win one complimentary seat to the Effective Business Writing class in Manhattan on November 1st. You can use it for yourself or “gift” it to someone.

 

Special thanks to A. Lavin Communications for sharing this article with us.


This information is from the Effective Business Writing class. If you’re looking for ways to improve your communication skills, register for one of our public classes.

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