Mom always said, “Mind your manners.” Great advice for play dates and birthday parties. But when it comes to your professional life, nice girls finish last, and smart girls get ahead. So forget mom’s advice, and instead, mind your grammar. Because if you mind you’re grammar, you might not get that next promotion.
If you don’t know Grammar Girl, meet her. She’s Mignon Fogarty and she hosts the Grammar Girl podcast and runs the Quick and Dirty Tips network. Bookmark her site and check it before you hit the send button on your next email, memo or proposal. Not sure if you should use who or whom, that or which, affect or effect, its or it’s? Grammar Girl can help.