Today is National Grammar Day,
if you didn’t know it, that’s okay.
Please don’t moan because this rhymes,
I don’t do this all the time.
Double check your “your” and “you’re”,
Pretend you’re in the days of yore.
Don’t forget “there”, “their”, and “they’re”,
These errors make editors swear.
While we’re here, check “its” and “it’s”,
That apostrophe gives people fits.
“Alot” is not a word at all,
Even if it’s cute and small.
Don’t get me started about the comma,
That’s one mark that causes drama
Almost as much as using “That”
As in, “I want that that is paired with that.”
Alright folks, I think I’m done.
I do hope that this has been fun.
Let’s celebrate Grammar Day,
And let our words out to play!
In 2008, Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, established National Grammar Day. It is hosted by Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Gal.
In honor of the day, here are a selection of past grammar posts for your enjoyment:
- Alot, A lot, Allot, and Shallots
- Affect, Effect, and Affectation
- Insubordinate little devils, um I mean Clauses
- The Comma, Clarified
- Get your Dangling Participle out of my Face!
You can help out! My author friend Alyson Grauer’s father is struggling with cancer and today, blogs around the world are promoting a “book blast” fundraiser, selling her new book ON THE ISLE OF SOUND AND WONDER. All royalities from today’s sales will go towards his treatment. I read and reviewed her book over at my author blog, you can check it out here.
Buy the book on Amazon today!