Grammar school

One of the advantages of being on vacation is that I get a chance to catch up on a lot of stuff. One thing I ran across was this cool blog on PilotOnline about grammar. Lots of good stuff in there for the grammar-challenged among us. (You know who you are 🙂 )

And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then check out this one. Lots of cool old photos from the newspaper’s archives, some of which have never been published.


6 thoughts on “Grammar school

  1. My personal campaign involves getting the managers of stores to change the signs in their express check-out lanes. It’s “15 items or fewer”, not “15 items or less”. I’m not one to correct individuals, but I’ll work on the environment.

    I actually got signs changed in one locally-based store. I’m still working on Home Depot and Target. 😉

    1. My crusade there would be to make sure that all shoppers could count. Because I’m forever getting behind the person who has 30 items in the express lane.

  2. A grammatical error that is proliferating like kudzu is the one where a sentence has a subject noun that is modified by a prepositional phrase tfollowed by a verb that does not agree with the subject but instead agrees with the object of the preposition.
    A review of the movie and score are on page eleven.
    Regular purchase of blue-chip stocks enhance one’s portfolio.

    1. Ooops…that should read “…modified by a preposition phrase followed by a verb…”
      I think there must be some kind of cosmic force that makes a person complaining about grammar or spelling commit a grammar or spelling offense.

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