Happy National Grammar Day
Why should grammar be important to you and I as writers?
Let me count the ways. But really.
My dad, Martin J Tener was a english teacher. He emphasized the importance of it while we grew up. He might of easily made a list like this:
- Good grammar help make your writing clear, so that you’re readers do not misunderstand your meaning.
- Good grammar makes it easier to read your writing so that the words flow and it’s more enjoyable to read and less hard on your readers so that they don’t have to spend lots of time trying to figure out what you meant to say as opposed to what you actually wrote.
- Good grammar gives your credibility, poor grammar makes you look ignorant, lazy or careless.
- I’d be up to number 5 by now if I hadn’t of crammed so many reasons into number 2!
Email me your list of all the grammar errors you found in this post along with your mailing address. The first 5 people to identify 12 or more errors correctly will win a portable journal. And, nope, there is no period after the “J” in Dad’s middle name. Good guess, though.
How are you celebrating National Grammar Day? Share a grammar tip, story or a picture of your favorite grammar gaffe below. Journal prizes for great tips and pictures too, but please only post photos you took yourself, due to copyright law.
Note: A few of you made comments (rather than email), which is fine, but I will keep them pending (not approved) until the contest is over. Remember, send a full dozen to win!