usage of the letter: Care must be taken in using the appropriate letter in forming a word. Some letters are
very similar in their pronunciations but always give a different meaning when used in a word. You may observe
these examples to know them better. We write as varadi – meaning Report,
and not as oradi- this makes no sense.
hOraata – is struggle, fight. oraTa
– a rude person.
usage of number forms: In Kannada we have 2 number forms, singular (ekavachana) and plural (bahuvachana)
forms. Words that depict number should be used properly. The plural form of agasa (washer man) is agasaru,
that of pustaka (book) is pustakagalu and that of akka
(sister) is akkandiru. Observe that different and appropriate
suffixes are used.
usage of punctuation marks: In a sentence an inappropriate usage of the punctuation mark damages the actual
voice of the sentence. You can’t use an exclamatory mark where a question mark must be used. The actual tone and
the meaning are changed.
Similarly one must be aware of using the correct forms of different parts of speech;
such as noun, pronoun, adjective etc, tense forms and subject-object-verb forms. One must observe that all
these and other elements of grammar must be strictly adhered to. Incorrect usage in speaking could be quickly
rectified but in writing there remains a record of our improper usage, this must always be avoided. Failure
on our part in using the correct language definitely results in misunderstanding, the reader gets confused or
there may be a comedy of errors. Using the correct and sensible language often elevates our position in the
eyes of the reader.