The Importance of Grammar in Business English Communication

“Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.” –   Jeffrey Gitomer

Grammar is the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.

Grammar has also been defined as a system of rules implicit in a language. It is viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in a particular language. Grammar is essential for meaningful and effective business communication, so enhancing grammatical skills  and communicating accordingly is one of the most important things to do in the modern world of business.

Whether it is verbal or written business communication, it is judged on the basis of set of rules that are predefined. Since it’s a systematic study dealing with the syntax and structure of language, having a good grasp of it will enable one to express oneself clearly and conveniently. It thus a sound awareness and knowledge of English Grammar is necessary to maintain both ways of communication, verbal and written effectively and efficiently.

It must be noted that grammar is the whole system and structure of English language which also includes syntax and morphology. The syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases aiding one in creating grammatically correct sentences, whereas morphology is concerned with the study of word forms. To be precise, syntax is the study of sentence structure and morphology is the study of word formations. In this way, both are necessary to create syntactically well formed and effective sentences.

Correct grammar helps you greatly in planning and creating your sentences with clarity of thought. It enables you to make appropriate use of punctuation as well. Gaining a good understanding of grammar also makes it possible for you to have control over the way you frame the sentences. In addition, holding a good grasp of grammar will allow you to monitor the way you communicate, as you can correct your grammatical mistakes yourself. It is thus good grammar is fundamentally important to both verbal communication and written communication of business English.

If you want to maintain business English communication effectively, you need to enhance grammatical skills, as correct grammar is very important and technical aspect to strengthen both verbal and written business English communication.

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Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India


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