Re: Grammar Books

Subject: Re: Grammar Books
From: Jane Bergen <jbergen1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 20:20:25 -0500

Tony, I'd really like to know more about those "numerous studies"!
Good grammar simply is good communication. I can't imagine that
grammar skills or knowledge can impede communication. Could you
enlighten us, please?

I've seen a lot of sentences where the meaning was obscure, confusing,
or downright misleading due to simple grammar problems. Once the
grammar was cleaned up, the meaning of the sentence was also cleaned
up. I've never seen it work the other way!! The only explanation I can
think of for your statement is that you're confusing grammar with "big
word syndrome" or something similar.

Waiting with bated breath,

Jane Bergen

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: Grammar Books

>A little bit of grammar knowledge never hurt anyone. Having said
that ,
>numerous studies have concluded that there is no correlation at all
>grammar knowledge and effective technical communications. In fact,
too much
>grammar knowledge can actually hinder communication.
>Tony Markatos
>(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)

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