Google & Grammaria!

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The Holy Quran says, “when you kill, do it in a good way, when you slaughter, do it in a good way”. Order and discipline have got the status of “sine qua non” in all walks of life. Sans them, nothing can be impeccable. Previously, everything was approached from books and they had authentic publishers who would acknowledge everything in the book. But, now with the advent of science, especially of “Google” the trend has changed enormously, now you can have access to the millions of searches within the span of seconds. But, as it is said, “excess leads to harm”. The saying is turning to be veracious.
As Google has made learning at stone’s throw, similarly it has its other side with heavy pitfalls of chance-medley as well. Commonly, social sciences, especially, languages are less logical than natural sciences, add to this, Google’s plenty of results have wrought havoc in understanding of languages and distinguishing between right and wrong. I have gone through many of the grammar books and one of them is deemed as “the Bible of English grammar” yet, Google results do not agree with that book.
In such a state of thing, an English instructor faces inundation of difficulties and even challenged by many students who come up with Google sources. Google gives hypothetical and tentative results in which many of them are more often ambiguous. There must be check and balance and sound rules and regulations on Google results as well. We being teachers know what is upside down and inside out. But, sometimes it puts the teacher into trouble to make all students understand and get them out of confusion.
AYAZ AHMED SHAR
Mirpurkhas, Sindh