This is my first grammar rant via blog post. Surely, more are to follow. I just can’t take it anymore.
My friend Jo named me an official grammar deputy some years ago. She and I are cut of the same cloth when it comes to grammar. We constantly encounter red flags of misuse in the English language. Nails on a chalkboard, if you will. Today’s red flags come with the use of apostrophes in the wrong places. I see the misuse everywhere these days. People are always showing plurality with use of an apostrophe. Apostrophes are used for two things: to show possession and to make a contraction.
I just came across a blog that was riddled with grammatical errors! For chrissake, if you are going to be a writer, make it right! Her apostrophes were in the wrong places, spelling errors galore, and improper usage of a/an. ( I truly wanted to link to her site on here, but I’ve decided not to be rude and call her out to the world. ) Just because you hear someone else say something, it doesn’t make it right. Is grammar even taught in school anymore? Mistakes are everywhere! I see them on blogs, Facebook, emails, speech, and the list goes on.
Here is a link to today’s grammar lesson: Jane Strauss has it together. http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp Read her material and learn.
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