As a consquence my grammar is very terrible. I have read grammar books, and I'm college. Yet my grammar is a mess. My English sounds broken. I don't know what to do. As a consequence, people don't take me serious and undermine my educational level. I hate being born with such a disability. What can I do?
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Just be damned good at what you do. They'll figure it out.
I once worked for a guy named. PJ. He was born in the eastern bloc somewhere, came to the states, joined the Marine corps did twenty years and retired. Still sounded like he was fresh off the boat. He didn't use any words unless they had at least three letters. Words like, "is" "to" and "or" had no place in his vernacular. I asked him why he'd never tried to get rid of his accent. For example I jettisoned my southern accent as soon as I got to a place where I wasn't surrounded by hicks. I still lapse occasionally and I can drop into mannerisms that would definitely identify me as coming from the south at will, but typically I use northerners mannerisms. He said, "you Americans destroying your own language. Why bother?" He had a point. He was also the single hardest working guy we had, and very damned good at what he did.1