Communication has evolved and is now possible from a range of different devices. You can email from your bed and call from the car. The possibilities seem endless, but is all as beneficial as it seems? There are those that say all these new technologies are inhibiting our ability to talk to each other. I say that there is a balance to be had between the various forms of communication.
This is probably the most prevalent form of communication today and it has some benefits that neither a phone call or face-to-face interactions provide. Unfortunately, all of the drawbacks of phone calls are still present, and you cannot even hear the voice on the other end. Tone is vital to understanding in some instances and an irreplaceable part of building relationships.
Emails, however, afford us the flexibility of responding in our own time and keeping a simple record of those interactions. You can think through each sentence carefully and analyse each word choice before starting a difficult conversation, which can keep unnecessary misunderstandings at bay. Grammar can be a valuable tool to make yourself understood.