Can a grammar mistake cost a person to lose a job?

It's unlikely to lose a job over a grammar mistake. However,  grammar mistakes can reflect poorly on your performance at work without a doubt. However, having the time to proofread your documents, emails and paperwork can be time consuming.   There are quick and easy methods to avoid making errors when writing.  Reading the material aloud while typing and simply doing a quick re-read can work wonders. In addition, being aware of these mistakes can actually help you avoid them.  Let's take a look at the most common business mistakes. 

 

"It" vs "There"

"It will be a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday " vs "There will be a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday".  When you read the second option it seems natural. This is one of the most common mistakes in business letters.  The word "There" is used to signify that something exist. It is grammatically correct to say "There will be a meeting". 

 

"Reason" vs "Because"

"The reason for the decline in sales is a lack of consumer interest" vs "The reason for the decline in sales is because of a lack of consumer interest" This is redundant. The word "because" introduces a "reason" . In addition, "is because" is improper grammar. 

 

"Good" vs "Well"

The word "good" is an adjective and "well" is adverb. An adjective highlights a noun and an adverb highlights a verb.  "I cook well"  vs "I cook good food".

 

Using "Are" with Money

45,000 dollars is good price or 45,000 are good price.

Grammatically, when we see a plural noun, we use the verb "are". However,  when talking about amount, money is not plural it's singular.  "There is 63,000 Francs in our expense account". 

 

"It's" vs "It's"

One of these structures is a contraction while the other is a possessive.  "It is time to go." Can be shorten to "It's time to go".   "Samsung has strengthened its brand over the past decade."  In this sentence, "Its" is a possessive pronoun. 

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