That’s right folks, March 4th is National Grammar Day! What a nice time to reflect on all things language and writing…and to feel self-conscious about our own (im)proper grammar usage.
Everyone celebrates this day differently. For instance, the American Copy Editors Society hosts an annual grammar-themed haiku challenge on Twitter. Here’s last year’s winning piece by Arika Okrent:
I am an error
And I will reveal myself
After you press send
In honor of this day, we here in the library thought it fitting to provide you with some helpful grammar-related resources to make sure your writing is up to snuff.
2) The Grammar Handbook from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
For those who already feel like master grammarians, are you feeling up for a challenge? Chomping at the bit to parse a sentence? Here is a grammatically correct sentence which throws most of us for a loop:
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How can that possibly be grammatically correct? Check out this article for an explanation.
Now, march forth and sharpen those grammar skills!