Of course, grammar is important. You don't just throw single words at people. You form meaningful sentences to be understood correctly. If you can't make yourself understood correctly, you can't use English for an advancement in your career. After many years of using English incorrectly, you may even appear like a fool.
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• Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yes.. I know... But in reality, many people do the things that you said.. Just throw single words at people. They don't care about Grammarr... And many people also understand what were they talking abouut... this is annoy me... hhahahahah
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Yes, grammar is important. Maybe not in 'everyday life' (where you learn 'speaking' from your parents and from the people in your everyday life, and where most jobs you get spring from that and are more about 'doing things right'---no writing involved, usually). But as you get into more-&-more writing, you learn that 'the personality you put on the page' is "more respectable" if you use correct grammar. But why's that? It might be good to compare 'writing' to 'fighting.' When two combatants enter the ring to fight--and one is big, muscular, decked-out in the shiniest armor & the neatest gear, while the other one is a filthy, puny weakling (although he's about the same size & strength)--obviously everyone's pretty-sure the bright looking one is going to win. Same with grammar: your ideas may be as good & wholesome as any and -obviously better than the devil's yucky evil ideas, but he can clean them up & make them sound better if his grammar is better
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
@Dirren_Ronaldo Maybe it would be good to think of yourself as 'her partner in your education.' She does her part by assigning you tasks and grading how well you complete them (offering what help she can when you ask her). You do your part by completing the tasks (homework, tests) to the best of your ability. Practice makes perfect, for both of you. It's like with reading---when you're young (or haven't read for a little while), it's difficult; but after a little practice, it's almost second-nature. (I sometimes look at words and remember the time when I had to-analyze each word's vowels & consonants & structure, -figure out 'what word it was' and 'what that word meant,' then see how that word fit into the sentence and then find out what that sentence meant ... whereas now it's just as 'simple' as "thinking the thought you see written there"---practice!)
People will quickly understand what you are saying when you use proper grammar. Good grammar helps you communicate clearly. The more you write and read, the more you learn and improve. Take it from me. I myself am still learning how to use it properly.