Today's world changes on a daily basis, as well as the rules of English grammar and writing styles. Because of the growing popularity with technology and social media, it seems that learning English grammar is taken for granted.
Nowadays, it seems that many people don't feel the need to take some time to practice their grammar and writing because, apparently, technology is doing it for them. This could be the fact that many people have a hard time with studying the topic or it is a sign of laziness. For example, technology devices have the "Spell Check" feature, which isn't always accurate. In fact, many social media statuses contain run-on sentences, misspelled words, sentence fragments, etc. What is the reason for these errors? People often--if not always--blame the "Spell Check."
Whether you're communicating for business or personal reasons, it is best to proofread before sending your written communication. Relying on the "Spell Check" isn't always best. When in doubt, consult a dictionary. Having a dictionary in hand is the best tool to help you have a better idea on which word is best to use.
One of the best ways to teach yourself the basics of English grammar is to learn a new word on a daily basis. Not only are you learning the definition of a new word, you are using a new word to improve your written and verbal communication. Also, you won't be overwhelming yourself.
Tip: If you are going to use the "Spell Check," read your current sentence first. If the word you are given doesn't complement your sentence, don't use it. Remember to proofread. Smartphones also provide dictionary apps, so take advantage. After all, you don't want to confuse the people who are reading your statuses or other written work.