Friday, January 14, 2011

For All Those Grammar Geeks

You may find this website interesting:

I'm finding that most people simply don't care about proper grammar anymore. No one likes a "grammar Nazi," but I think there is a fine line between someone who cares enough to construct a grammatically decent sentence and a grammar Nazi.

Grammar Girl is not a grammar Nazi. She may be a stickler for proper usage of the English language, but that does not mean that she will complain about minute details, such as whether you begin a sentence with the word however or not (that's a grammar myth).

Grammar Nazis freak out if you end a sentence with a preposition. But according to Grammar Girl, prepositions are words that you can end sentences with. (In her words, "at least in some cases." To find out what she means by that, see here.)