Does accuracy of language matter? What do you think? | Fluentlingua

Hello everyone,

Till about a year ago, I used to believe that communicating with unerring accuracy is a primary goal for success in any field. I was wrong. I was never more wrong. By the way, is it grammatically correct to say that one is now more wrong than before or wronger than before? I don’t care a fig! 😉

Well, linguistic accuracy may be your personal goal but it doesn’t affect your success as a professional or a businessman. I am now convinced of the uselessness of being a stickler for accuracy in any field other than teaching. You can argue over this for days or weeks on end with anyone but me.

The use of language matters
Right or wrong language

Happy thinking!
Dharmendra Sheth

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by Hasmukh Umaria
Senior Teacher,
Fluentlingua, Surat

Have you ever found it disgusting to see a person eating in front of you in a strange way? Isn’t it awkward to sit and eat when such people are around you? I am sure you hate their table manners but often you cannot do anything about it. But, for the same token, have you ever checked your own table manners? How do you eat or behave at the dinner table? Do you talk while eating? If yes, how? Well, there are no strict rules for dinner etiquette but still let me share a few handy tips for you to improve your own table manners. Click this link to READ MORE.

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— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have known and believed in this quote ever since I came across this in 1990. But now when I look back, after about three decades, and think about lives of some people, I feel like questioning my belief. I don’t know whether this thought is a passing phase or is it going to nag me for a long time. Only time will tell…
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Grab every opportunity to learn something new.

“You’re never too cool to learn something new.”
An interesting line I’ve just read in a pop-up window while browsing Merriam-Webster website. And I thought of sharing a similar idea with you.

Note for English language learners: “Everyday” (adjective) is different from “every day” (adverb phrase). Study the following examples.

b) He comes here every day.
a) That’s an everyday problem.
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