Back in my high school days, my roommate and I used to joke that she was in charge of grammar and me, spelling. Between the two of us, we could write correct English.
While I’ve gotten to the point where I’d consider myself a ‘grammar Nazi’ (although I’m starting to rethink using that term...) and find satisfaction in fixing incorrectly-used semicolons, I confess I still have to think about what an adverb is.
So I never ever imagined I’d enjoy reading about grammar…but Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips has changed my mind.
Grammar Girl, or Mignon Fogarty, breaks down common grammar mistakes and confusions with easily understandable explanations.
She makes reading about grammar and English fun—at least for ‘grammaristas‘ and their kin. For the rest of you, she’s helpful 🙂
A few examples that I liked:
- 4 Little-Known Differences Between British and American English
- When to Use an Apostrophe
- Top Ten Grammar Myths
- When to Use—and Not Use—an Em-Dash
Grammar Girl is also available as a podcast (or perhaps the podcast came first…), for those of you who are more aurally inclined. (Me, I’m a visual person so I much prefer to read it. My comprehension is so much better when I see it in print.)
You get to learn something interesting and useful at the same time. Can’t beat that!
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