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Is correct English important?

red pen correcting typed text

Even a cursory glance at any of the commonly used social media sites suggests that correct English, spelling and grammar are no longer important to most people. In one brief visit to Facebook yesterday I found the following:

  • giving something what everybody needs
  • make the most of each channel without pulling your your hair
  • you’ve always loved stationary

It wouldn’t have been so bad if these were posts by ordinary folk (though it would be a sad reflection of modern education) but all three were in promoted adverts. One was even from a company advertising public relations services.

Surely anyone who pays for an online advertisement should take the time to ensure it is correct, or risk wasting their money. To my mind, a slapdash advert implies slapdash service from the company involved, but perhaps I am in the minority. What do you think?

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