This Everyday Skill Could Impact Your Income

Jacqui Kenyon
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grammarDo you sometimes confuse “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Are you unsure exactly when “whom” is the correct pronoun to use?

It turns out that looking this information up may benefit your career.

According to Forbes, grammar software program Grammarly performed a study on the LinkedIn pages of 100 native English-speaking professionals. Half of these employees were promoted to director-level positions or above during the first 10 years of their careers, and the other half were not.

The study found that employees with fewer grammar errors in their profiles were promoted to higher positions than those who had more grammar errors. The professionals who were not promoted made 2.5 times as many as grammar mistakes in their profiles as those who were promoted.

The professionals who were promoted the greatest number of times made 45% fewer grammar errors in their profiles than those who had also been promoted, but fewer times.

Additionally, good grammar is an indication of other valuable workplace skills, including attention to detail, critical thinking and intellectual aptitude.