I have been a professional writer and a writing/English/grammar instructor for 35 years. I realize that many people struggle with some of the more basic writing skills. That's okay. English is a bear of a language, and many of the rules of effective communication are shifting with the internet. (Example: Is it "e-mail" or "email"? Answer: Either way, but be consistent.)
That is not to say that grammar rules are arbitrary. Many are carved in stone, and the foundation of effective writing is to know the fundamentals.
Most of all, I believe that learning effective writing can be fun ... or at least interesting. JRI
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