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2 Sep 2012 —  I mean like…

 

How would you improve this sentence?

Good grammar is extremely important in the work place, I mean like if we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way?

Good grammar is extremely important in the work place, I mean like if we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way?

 

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Good grammar is extremely important in the work place. (period)  I mean like if we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way? 

 

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 Change or remove I mean like.

Good grammar is extremely important in the work place. [I mean like ] If we don’t bother to learn to speak our own language efficiently, how will we carry out other tasks that come our way?

 

"I mean like" –  (1) a hesitator to gather one's thoughts; (2) an expression to focus listeners' attention on what is about to be said.  (informal)