Grammar then, is a tool through which we can enhance communication through writing (as well as speech). Grammar provides a coherent structure for the expression of thoughts and ideas. By following grammatical rules we are able to compile logical sentences that make sense to the receiver.
We all use language in some form, and most of us effortlessly combine words
to effectively communicate with others. Most people find spoken communication
particularly effortless, but when we start to communicate ideas in writing, more
focus needs to be given to perfecting grammar. In spoken communication, we rely
heavily on intonation, pauses, body language, rhythm, inflection and other cues to
understand what is being communicated to us. These cues are not available to us in
written communication. Instead, we rely on punctuation and grammar to enhance our
communication and reduce misunderstandings.