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Announcing a major new competition

…to see how many mistakes it’s possible to fit into one sign   credit Analytical Grammar Advertisements

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Too late!

          On the other side it says ARE OPEN (Or possibly AR’E OPEN) (Credit: Analytical Grammar)

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Don’t Forget, Parents…

          Well, they’ve got to start sometime. It dindt do me anyharm and it hnast effected my writting abitlies. I say go for it, Mum & Dad!

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The Punctuation Pedant

To provide a bit of glamour and excitement for my readers, I thought I would examine the wonderful world of the parenthetical clause in today’s posting. I was reading an article in my newspaper yesterday which unwittingly provides an example … Continue reading

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A Challenge!

I came across this punctuation/grammar quiz on the BBC News website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22512744 I expect my band of well-trained, knowledgeable followers to score at least seven or eight! (I must admit I only got question 8 right because of a lucky … Continue reading

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Run-on Sentences

Most of us don’t give much thought to the humble comma. It’s just something we scatter about when the moment feels right, isn’t it? But as a result it has become what Bill Bryson (whose Troublesome Words is one of … Continue reading

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