Plenty of people will tell you that grammar, spelling and punctuation are unimportant; that the only thing that matters is the fact you communicate.
But that’s a contradiction, or at least very close to one.
If grammar, spelling and punctuation are incorrect, it makes it very hard for the reader to understand what it is you’re trying to say. At best it’s ambiguous, at worst unintelligible. So where’s the communication?
Ok, let’s take a look at the basic building blocks of the English language. This should help you construct a sentence that everyone can understand.
They are Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions and Interjections.
In the next post we will look at what each one means and, more particularly, what each one does.