Which is more important: content or language?
It is not about conveying an idea, thought or information that matters, it is how well you do it that makes all the difference. One cannot consider himself a good writer or speaker if he is not able to convey his mind properly. It is not enough if the person on the other side makes it out, he should be able to step into our shoes. And conveying properly also includes clarity of thoughts and error-free contents. Let us give it a thought.
A write-up becomes a matter of thought, discussion, and even creates opinion. At first instance, people go for the content, but it strikes a chord with the reader only when the language of an article or essay is pitch-perfect or almost accurate. One or two minor mistakes do not irritate the readers, but if every sentence is incorrect, then the readers can't connect themselves with it.
At ISC, we all have to understand the requirement of writing on any subject is not just conveying a message through our content, but a proper English language is equally important. We all make mistakes which devalue our content. If basic English is wrong such as the agreement of subject and verb, spelling, tense and so on, then readers will not read the complete write-up.
Would we like to be disregarded? If making mistakes become our practice, then we won't be able to write a single sentence correctly. It's high time that we should not be in a hurry while we post one sentence, a paragraph or a lengthy write-up. It demeans our effort if it has errors. Let us be very careful while clicking the submit button. It's not about writing, winning or earning, but adding value to the content is more important. May be on ISC we do not know each other but suppose any family member or friends read a passage written by us which is full of flaws, then, what will be the impression? Thus, we should improve our English then only the content can impress the readers. Both are equally important, so let's work upon it.