Is it important to know how to use grammar correctly?

Do you know the difference between you’re and your?  Do you use “its” and “it’s” properly? And how about all the variations on their, there, they’re?

The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says all children should be able to spot mistakes like this by the time they’re 11. Not everyone agrees with her though. A leading broadsheet columnist says that as long as we can make ourselves understood, it doesn’t really matter.

What are your views?  Does the misuse of the English language irritate you?  Are you a stickler for the correct use of grammar at all times? Does it really matter?

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