Do we follow grammar while using language?
What is the significance of grammar in verbal or written language? How many people actually bother about grammatical rules of language, whether it is English or a traditional regional language?
We use different languages for communication, depending on the situation. However, English is the widely used link language. A language conveys the message if the rules attached to that particular language are strictly followed. Grammar is the general name which we use for this rule of the language. It is a strange and wonderful thing. It is the unique pattern of the language. It decides how the words are to be arranged for conveying the message. It makes the communication possible. It helps the speaker to convey his message. Similarly it helps others to understand the message. But are we strictly following this rule while writing or speaking.
Are the standards of students, even at post graduate level, getting worse? Recently I got about fifty answer papers of PG students from a University. Their usage of the language was miserable. Since it was not answer papers of literature course, I was not to correct these mistakes or reduce marks.
Of late a well known Malayalam Poet made a Press conference in order to make an appeal to the authorities that his poems should not be taught in different classes. He pointed out the mistakes made in a note given by a post graduate student to him for personal reactions.
I used to notice several mistakes in this forum section itself.