Sunday, November 06, 2011

Twitter Grammer Lessons

Twitter is educational. Yes, some people post it to say they are going to have a snack, but today there was a fab grammer tweet stream going on, all sparked by this Tweet from Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches Trashy Books.
  • Isn't it funny how writing lesson sticks w you? I.e: never leave "this" or "that" undefined. E.g. "there is so much bacon in this." *twitch*
Here are some of the great responses
  1. Grammar Rules: "i" before "e", except after "c" and in "Medeiros". Teresa Medeiros
  2. Comma before FANBOYS. For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. - Vivian Arend
  3. Write simply. If nobody talks like that, nobody wants to read it. Amanda Garlock
  4. "A LOT. TWO WORDS. EVERY TIME." Elizabeth DeHoff
  5. HS English teacher had a sign on her door that said "Abandon HOPEFULLY all ye who enter here." Her pet peeve, became mine. Laura Curtis
  6. There is 'a rat' in separate! Jill Myles
  7. People are whos! Not thats! Makes me crazy when people say "She's the one that taught me" Or, "He's the one that got away." Sarah Maclean
  8. "embarass" only has one 'r', just like "bare ass". JenniB
  9. the difference betwen "principle" and "principal"- the Principal is your pal (but not really). Thank you, Ramona Quimby! RedHeadedGirl
  10. God created spell check for a reason. Use it. Christina Dodd
  11. In my 10 years as English teacher, I did not let a student leave my class without knowing how to spell "definitely". Julie Cohen
  12. Exclamation points should be used sparingly. You get maybe one for your whole life. Use it well. Christina Mctighe

  13. Apostrophes indicate a possessive, not a plural. If your doormat says "The Smith's", I assume it is labeled to deter theft. Lady Liberal

My editor knows I get creative with grammar, but maybe this will help a little.

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