Friday, March 01, 2013

Don’t Affect the Effect

With National Grammar Day zooming towards us March 4th, you’d best be careful where you put that apostrophe.

The organizers of the event are clearly passionate about their topic. “It’s not only a date,” the National Grammar Day web site warns, “it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!”

And because grammar geeks are nothing if not thorough, the web site is packed with tools to help you push their imperative.

The site offers links to contests, related wallpaper and icons, ten grammar myths, free teaching materials and, of course, lots of grammar tips. If you’ve ever wondered about Affect versus Effect, Who versus Whom or Lay Versus Lie, you’ll definitely find the answer here.

National Grammar Day was started in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough. Brockenbrough is the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) and author of Things That Make Us [Sic].


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your pun!

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:12:00 AM PST  

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