Thursday, March 4, 2010

Booking Through Thursday - Grammar

In honor of National Grammar Day … it IS “March Fourth” after all … do you have any grammar books? Punctuation? Writing guidelines? Style books?

More importantly, have you read them?

How do you feel about grammar in general? Important? Vital? Unnecessary? Fussy?

My response

I actually started a blog in order to help me improve on my writing skills, specifically for work. I chose reviewing books since reading is something I love to do and I would be able to practice on a weekly basis. I realise I have to read my reviews or writing out loud. I am so much better in noticing my mistakes.

For me it is not vital for everyone but I have realised bad grammar drives some people crazy, lol. My favourite well known so wrong but it looks so right :-) is alot, I like to read alot, I like books alot, lol - but I have drove enough people crazy over this so I now will be correct and write a lot. Another for me is then or than.

I have to say though, if I notice bad grammar, spelling mistakes etc in books and it is consistent through out, I am annoyed, that is what an editor is for, spell check or even friends, I have gave up on an author due to it being so bad and they are actually quite popular.

So how do you feel about grammar?

Please leave a comment and go over to BTT here to participate.

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  1. One of my biggest issues is with the misspelling of "a lot". I cringe when I see it as one word. My answer can be found here:

  2. Great answer!

  3. Sorry, didn't mean to annoy you. I have issues, lol, but I have come to except it. :) Here's mine.

  4. Please stop by here. Have something for you. CMash

  5. Good, honest answer! Yes, I had to break the "alot" habit, too. Also "awhile" - that one used to be one of my favorites. This question has inspired some interesting responses, hasn't it?

  6. I am definitely guilty of the "alot" error (thank goodness for spell/grammar checkers. Grammar is something that I need to work on!

  7. Nobody's perfect, but I do like well-composed writing and bad grammar drives me a little batty! :-)

  8. I can't remember if I've actually given up on an author because of bad grammar, but I probably have.


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