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Grammar Lessons

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“Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people—people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

— E.B. White

I’ve taken to carrying Strunk and White in my purse in hopes that I’ll actually catch up on all the grammar my progressive elementary school assumed that I’d learned innately. Instead, all I was left with was an inability to write legibly in cursive, the speed reading skills of someone with ADD, and lack of understanding of the difference between it’s and its. So the message here: Learn something once and then you won’t have to spend the rest of your life as a “writer” making it up as you go along.

Also E.B. White is awesome and Charlotte’s Web makes me cry.

A Library is many things [Letters of Note]

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2 Responses to “Grammar Lessons”


  1. DGrupp
    on May 8th, 2011
    @ 8:28 am

    Good luck with understanding grammar. It is one of the literary skills that is being left behind in the age of texts and tweets. [Simple rule for it’s/its — if you can replace the word with “it is,” it has an apostrophe. If you can’t, it doesn’t.]


  2. Gretchen
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 12:44 am

    just in case you needed to know:

    http://theoatmeal.com/tag/grammar

    there is a website that gives all the ins and outs. plus it is super funny. :)

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