Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mo' Grammar Goodness

Almost as annoying as the apostrophe situation?  (And yes, this is the same whiner)  Using Capitals where They aren't Necessary.  Again, the rules can be Found just by executing a Quick Google Search.  Here's a Hint:  formal nouns = Yes; starting a sentence = Yes; everything else = Hell Yes (apparently).

Signed -

I'll Bet You Already Pegged Me As An English Major

6 comments:

Marinka said...

That doesn't bother Me as much as it should. I must be work on Being less tolerant.

Marinka said...

My biggest grammar rant is Your vs. You're. Can't stand it. I can't even talk about it. Excuse me, I need a moment.

blognut said...

My biggest grammar rant after Your vs. You're is There, Their, and They're. I know it's ridiculous to have so many ways to spell the same sound, but it's not that DAMN hard!

Jodi said...

Its vs. It's

It's tricky.

http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/its.html

jennygirltherat said...

Snot! I'm guilty. but I use them to create proper nouns where once were none. A Lame Excuse, I know. snork snork

Maura said...

You know, I already loved this site, but now I'm head over heels to find other non-judgmental, here-to-help grammar nuts.

I've had to force myself to ignore the random capital letters, but I have a harder time with your/you're, its/it's and they're/there/their. Lately I've noticed a lot of trouble with to/too, as well.

This has given me an idea. If you're someone who struggles with these concepts, would you tweet someone with your on-the-spot questions of this nature while you're writing?

Obviously, reading the rules about which is which just isn't working. If you could get a quick answer when the need arises, would it help you get it eventually?

If so, I see a new Twitter identity in my future! Other grammar fiends could share it with me so we could cover all time zones. Let me know what you think.

If you don't want to share here, I'm at moburns [at] gmail [dot] com, at your disposal.