Wednesday, April 19, 2006

And Now for a Little Grammar

So, I came across a series of grammar blogs courtesy of a post on Here in the Bonny Glen. Being literacy tutors and all, we like grammar. Melissa in the Glen links to Classical Home's listing of various grammar blogs. Some of my favorites from the list:

1. Apostrophe Catastrophe Among other things links to this wonderful song, sung to the tune of the Beatle's Yesterday:

'Postrophe
It marks where a letter used to be
Like in "isn't", "ain't" or "couldn't be"
That's where to use a-
Postrophe

Indicative
Of "belonging to", that's possessive
Or a little click is fricative
That's all the uses I can give

Why it's misused so, I don't know
It should be eas-
Y not to get it wrong
Read this song
'bout Apostrophes

Apostrophe's
Do not use in case's such as the'se
So Im begging you all plea'se, oh please
Learn to use apostrophes

'm 'm 'm 'm 'm 'm-mmm

2. Literally, A Web Blog. Pays hommage to over and mis-use of the word literally.

3. Grammar Hell. General collection of examples of bad grammar. My favorite from their site:



Cheers!

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