I just learned that today, March 4, is National Grammar Day.
I overuse commas, ellipses, and dashes. These errors I know about (along with prepositional sins), but wonder what else I miss that just makes my friends cringe. I don't quite wonder enough to ask. I cringe at the misuse of apostrophes, or as they are often misused, apostrophe's. What grammar errors bug you most? If it is one of mine, I'll try to watch it.
Jasper Fforde has written a series of alternate-history novels that feature time travel, literary allusions and illusions, grammasites, mispeling vyruses, and many other entertaining beasties. The books are so much fun that I lost a lot of sleep over them. I would have enjoyed them even more if I had a better knowledge of English literature. I have read all the Thursday Next series, but have not yet started the Nursery Crimes series. I laughed often while reading these, but wonder how much just - whoosh! - went over my head. (There: I just got credit for misuse of dash AND overuse of exclaimation point.)
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