Discover the recommendations of the Fundéu RAE to improve writing. (GlobeLiveMedia/Jovani Perez)

In a world ruled by immediacy, it would seem that the spelling It has ceased to be important, however, to write texts consistently and without errors it will always bring benefits in all areas.

At work, writing well allows others to see skills and knowledges who are the property; Moreover, it helps build an optimal image through which you can appear as a serious and trustworthy person. Have spelling mistakes and syntax They can project a negative image that makes you appear careless or unprepared.

On the other hand, having the ability to write a well-written text also speaks of personality, always showing interest. build a good bridge of communication with the interlocutors.

Although writing well is not an easy task, it requires a lot of practice and knowledge of the structures of the language, so reading can be an excellent support for the richness of our lexicon.

In this sense, the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) It has become the most relevant institution for linguistic regularization, through the promulgation of norms aimed at promoting the linguistic unity of the Spanish-speaking world.

The Fundación del Español Urgente (Fundéu), merged with the RAE, constantly issues various recommendations on its website with the aim of ensure the proper use of the Spanish language.

'Immediately' or 'immediately', which is the correct form?
‘Immediately’ or ‘immediately’, which is the correct form?

Such right away as right away are suitable forms, although the use of the latter is preferred.

According to Spanish language spellingthese expressions are used to mean ‘immediately after’ or ‘within a very short time’ and, although the spelling in two words (immediately) is considered valid, its spelling in one word (immediately) is preferable, since, according to the Panhispanic Dictionary of Doubtsis the most used.

Thus, the following sentences found in the media are valid: “Although it opened at a difficult time, its opening was immediately noticed on the streets of the city” and “It immediately distinguished itself for having acted in a decisive, daring and quick in the face of crises”.

The RAE's mission is to ensure the Spanish language.  (GlobeLiveMedia file)
The RAE’s mission is to ensure the Spanish language. (GlobeLiveMedia file)

Founded in Madrid in 1713 on the initiative of the eighth Marquess of Villena, Juan Manuel Fernández Pacheco y Zúñiga, the RAE is the institution that seeks to preserve the proper use and unity of a language in permanent evolution and expansion.

Its most recent statutes (updated in 1993) establish that the principal function of the Royal Academy is “to ensure that the Spanish language, in its continuous adaptation to the needs of the speakers, does not break its essential unity”.

This commitment has materialized in the so-called Pan-Hispanic language policy, shared with the other 22 companies which are part of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language (ASALE), created in Mexico in 1951.

The establishment currently consists of 46 academicsincluding the Director and other Board positions, elected for temporary terms.

One of the criticisms that have been made of the RAE is its refusal to recognize words or expressions that have emerged among the younger generations, in particular due to the appearance of social networks. One of the controversial the most recent is inclusive linguistic recognition.

However, in 2020, it chose to launch the Word Observatory, a digital repository that offers information on words or meaning of words and expressions that do not appear in the Diccionario de la Lengua Española (DLE), but which have raised doubts about their use, such as neologisms, foreign words, technical terms, regionalisms, among others.

The information contained in the Observatory is provisional because it is not included in academic work, so it can be modified and evolve over time, but this does not imply that its use is accepted.

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