Yes, you need to learn grammar. But Grammar doesn’t need to be hard.
Writing so that people understand what you mean is vital to a blogger and copywriter.
If people are confused by your writing, they will go elsewhere for information.
That’s why you need to pay attention to grammar.
I know it’s boring and kind of a pain to bother with. Yeah, I know you just want to write freely and not worry about that kind of stuff.
You might also be under the false idea that using bad grammar will somehow connect you to your audience by being more real.
You might also think that you’ll rely on the spell checker and grammar checker in your word processor.
The dirty truth about that is that it gets things wrong all the time. Even as I write this Microsoft Word is giving me wrong signals about my grammar and spelling.
Grammar doesn’t need to be hard if you take it in little bites.
In my blog post yesterday, I listed some resources that would help you learn better grammar.
But to make it easier, I’m going to give you a list of the most common grammar mistakes so you can start checking your copy right away.
[mlsp-cta campaign=”copywritingmastery” layout=”standard” align=”left”]Now, just because you need to learn some good writing habits doesn’t mean you should put off writing until you learn it.
Nobody learns to swim without getting into the water first. Just start writing and you can get better as you go. Just as swimming doesn’t need to be hard, grammar doesn’t need to be hard.
Reading a lot can also help your grammar. As you read good books, your own language will improve naturally.
But here are the top grammar mistakes I see all the time. Get these right and you’ll be miles ahead of the competition.
If you work on just these 4 things, you’ll be head and shoulders above many other writers.
Your copy will be more “cringe-free” and more understandable.
Take it one step at a time. Grammar doesn’t need to be hard.
There’s lots of information on the web about using correct grammar. Just do a Google search of “common grammar mistakes” and you can get some long lists of things to improve in your writing.
Here’s a place to start: http://www.copyblogger.com/grammar-goofs/
Take them just a few at a time until using them correctly becomes easy for you so you don’t even have to think about it.
While a grammar checker can help, it’s not really reliable and often gives wrong information.
It’s better to know the rules yourself.
I’m done preaching now. Go and make yourself understood.
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