Re: Grammar Books

Subject: Re: Grammar Books
From: Donald Le Vie <dlevie -at- VLINE -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 08:17:27 -0500


Your email clearly illustrated your point.

I'd like to know the source of those "numerous studies" as well. Just try to
write effective technical communication without very good grammar skills and
see how far that takes you. I've heard this argument before, primarily from
engineers and programmers with poor writing the way, what is it
that you do? The anonymity of a address leads a few of us to
think that maybe you aren't in the technical communications field at all....

Donn Le Vie
Integrated Concepts, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jane Bergen [SMTP:jbergen1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET]
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 8:20 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Grammar Books
> 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
> between
> >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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> =

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