Today is National Grammar Day.
Here is a theme song to celebrate:
When it comes to grammar errors one of the most common issues is the run on sentence. The only requirement for a sentence to be a “run on” is if two independent clauses are shoved together without correct punctuation. For example:
I am blue he is purple.
Those are two independent clauses and without punctuation that sentence is a run on. However, using a comma to splice together two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction is just a comma splice.
Other issues include:
- pronoun disagreements
- apostrophe usage
- subject/verb disagreements
- misplaced modifiers
- the wrong form of words being used. For example To, Too, Two
- the wrong word being used. For example i.e. vs. e.g. I.E. means “in other words; that is to say” while E.G. means “as an example, for example”.
- double negatives used in sentences
Have a fun ‘grammatical error free’ National Grammar Day.