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Friday Fails!

21 Jul

Ah, fails… the best way to kickstart your weekend. Enjoy.  

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It’s August?!

10 Aug

Wasn’t it National Grammar Day just a few weeks ago? 

Hope you enjoyed a lovely spring and summer. Clearly, ours flew by. 

Now, it’s back-to-school time, and you know what that means: spelling and grammar gaffes galore. Let’s dive right in.

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Happy Grammar Day!

4 Mar

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It’s that time again: National Grammar Day!

Watch those apostrophes. Murder emphasis quotes and passive voice with sheer abandon. Sip a grammartini. Hug an editor. Rescue dangling modifiers. JUST GO CRAZY. 

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He Knows…

19 Dec

He Knows...

Editing Opportunities are Everywhere

18 Nov

Tragic I found this nestled in a shrub while walking to preschool this morn. 

Should You Use the Oxford Comma?

22 Apr

How to Use “Text” as a Verb

10 Mar

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This is a big one, folks. It’s time to address the use of “text” as a verb. First, let’s conjugate. Yay! Fun times! 

He texted yesterday.
He will text in a minute.
He texts all the time.
He is texting while driving.

Red alert! There is a grand-scale struggle with the past tense of text. It’s reaching crisis levels. 

Incorrect:
Sergio text me yesterday.

Correct:
Sergio texted me yesterday.

Here’s a handy tip…

Remember, “text” is short for “text message.” Thus, think of the word “message” when using the term “text.”

Incorrect: 
He message me yesterday.

Correct: 
He messaged me yesterday.

If you need a Get Out of Jail Free card, you simply can’t go wrong with “He sent me a text yesterday.” 

Lesson adjourned! 

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