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March Forth! National Grammar Day

Posted by Holly Edgell on March 4, 2012

Get it? March forth = March 4th.

Nice. I always appreciate an elegant play on the English language.

I discovered National Grammar Day while perusing my Twitter feed the morning of March 4. A quick Google search brought me to a great website with all kinds of tips and resources for folks who are gaga for grammar.

Also included:

  • The Grammar Song
  • The Songwriting Hall of Shame
  • Ten Grammar Myths Exposed

There’s even a cocktail recipe fit for a grammar guru: The Grammartini.

This recipe comes from Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of National Grammar Day. You can follow her on Twitter: @mbrockenbrough. Cheers, Martha!

Those who know me, know my number one grammar pet peeve is overuse of the the passive voice. Most of the time, it’s not necessary and takes the oomph out of writing that might otherwise be crisp and compelling.

What are your pet peeves in grammar?

More to read:

Grammar police

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