Trust me; they’re out there, and they’re armed to the teeth.
Smith & Wessons, Strunk & Whites, red Sharpies —
you name it, they've got it.
They’re grammar police…
and today is their special day.
Yes, on the one and only date of the entire year that forms its own imperative, it is also National Grammar Day.
That’s gramMAR, for those of you who were about to run out and buy a card for your Nana.
So slow down, keep an eye out for the coppers, and write well NOT good.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town…
Yep, he dangled a participle.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
PROMPT: National Grammar Day was started by grammar guru Martha Brockenbrough back in 2008. Celebrate it by breaking out The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White and going to editing town on one of your manuscripts.
Then, for an enchanting (and grammatically correct) break, pick up a copy of Martha Brockenbrough’s YA novel, Devine Intervention — it is positively DElightful!