“LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn. While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. (Not to mention a few cliché traps.)”
I write like I talk. Just as the author of this blog mentioned, I don’t like to sound pretentious. I guess you can say I have an aversion to being perceived as a know-it-all. (If you read the blog post, you’ll get my reference.)
That being said, grammar and the correct usage of words are important, and it does make a difference in forming a first impression of a person. Right or wrong – it’s just the way most of us operate.
This blog post had some great examples of words that are often misused. Take a read. It’s humorous, and you may remember, (I did!), that you are using a word or two incorrectly. Whoops!