San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2015
In the past few weeks, two grammar articles have brought good grammar into the spotlight:
1. Online dating profiles containing grammar and spelling mistakes get fewer responses.
2. Republicans have twice as many grammatical errors in Facebook posts as Democrats, according to a study by Grammarly.
Arlene Miller, "The Grammar Diva," has recently released her newest book, "The Best Grammar Workbook Ever," which is repeating the success of her first book, "The Best Little Grammar Book Ever!" by making it into the top ten of Amazon's grammar books. Miller has written five grammar books. Her latest book is appropriate for ages 10 through adult and covers grammar, punctuation, and correct word usage (affect and effect? lay and lie? that and which?). Miller's books are written in a friendly tone and are easy to understand and use, making it easy to become a grammar whiz.
Miller's books are perfect for students through college, homeschoolers, teachers, professionals, job seekers, those whose native language is not English, and anyone else who wants to improve his or her speaking and writing skills.
The Grammar Diva has a wealth of experience in grammar and writing. She has been a technical writer, technical editor, copyeditor for fiction and nonfiction, newspaper reporter and editor, and English teacher for 12 years. She has conducted workshops for adult education programs, corporations, and civic groups.She also writes the popular Grammar Diva blog and gives talks and presentations on grammar, writing, and the English language.
Miller's next book, "50 Shades of Grammar," published by bigwords101, will be available in late 2015. It is a compilation of The Grammar Diva's best blog posts.
Grammar, if it ever went away, is back. Dating site Match.com did a study in which they found that 88 percent of women and 75 percent of men put good grammar ahead of good teeth and confidence when searching for a mate. Good grammar and spelling indicate that the writer has put effort into writing an online profile. And, of course, good grammar has always led to the assumption of intelligence and education.
Especially frowned upon in dating profiles are confusion with their, they’re, and there; it's and its; using all lowercase letters; or using all uppercase letters. Profiles with many spelling and grammar mistakes are also more often found to be fraudulent. These same types of errors are equally frowned upon in social media profiles, resumes, and business letters.
Grammarly also found that supporters of Republican candidates in this Presidential race made twice as many grammar and spelling errors as supporters of the Democratic candidates. Grammarly used positive and neutral (not negative) Facebook posts to figure this out. Results? Posts on the pages of Democratic candidates contained 4.2 errors per 100 words as opposed to 8.7 errors for the Republicans.
What does all this mean? It means someone is looking. How someone speaks and writes has always been a significant part of the impression that person gives to others, particularly in the business world. The Internet has only served to expose poor grammar skills in a new way.
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