Essay about Error in Grammar: Ignorance or Lethargy?

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The communities we are raised in have a large impact on the way we speak, write, and think. More than likely, northerners are more proper and possess better grammar than that of southerners. Is it ignorance to speak incorrectly? Maybe some people do not know “proper grammar”. Or is it simply lethargy? People become set in their ways and as long as they are understood there is no point in communicating appropriately, simplicity is their aim. These inaccuracies in grammar are not subject to a single gender, racial group, or region, but can give a hint to characteristics like social status. Everyone has their share in it. The source of this links to a person’s foundation and/or education. Over generations and the blending of languages …show more content…
Aids like the preceding can increase one’s tendency to not take the effort to speak properly. Correctness has become effortless. Phones have autocorrect, Microsoft Word corrects fragments, and so much more. Technology has taken on the burden of appropriate grammar for us. Though technology is great, what happens when it is not around to come to the rescue? Technology cannot write their essays for them, a crucial skill to have in academia. This is where this problem sinks in. This is an example of our community, as a whole, influencing our grammar. Our society is so technologically advanced there is no need for proper grammar. Being raised in a small southern town can have a huge impact on the way you speak as well; more than likely correct grammar is not a big “to-do” in an environment such as this. If not possessing a solid foundation in grammar, several people are in a bind. Also, why communicate a sentence in ten words when it can be communicated, just as effectively, in five? An example: “I am not going to give up”, versus “I am not going to give up”. Two words were removed and replaced with shorter, less proper, versions. This would be an example of people who are lethargic when it comes to grammar, probably due to the environment surrounding them. These types of people usually do not care if others judge them because of their errors. Reasons to speak correctly simply are not there. Ignorance would be circumstances such as going to school in a poor city. The

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