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Forget About Perfect Grammar and Just Write Well.

It is important to learn the rules of language, otherwise it can be difficult to communicate effectively. But getting hung up on perfect form and accuracy can end up impeding creativity and the development of language in general.

In Matthew Rogers’ amazing video (below), Stephen Fry argues that the enjoyment of language is far more important than pedantic accuracy. Playing with words, and even creating new ones, is what makes language great. Seeing these new developments as new possibilities for, rather than casualties of, writing and speech offers more freedom and creativity in how you communicate. We should still aim to write well and communicate clearly, but choose our battles of language wisely.

Based upon an original post by Adam Dachis on LifeHacker.

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