Sunday, October 14, 2012
31 Days: Day 14 — Linky love.
You know how every night I say I'm tired so this will be short? Well tonight I'm not lying. Which isn't even related to yesterday's lesson regarding lie and lay. This is a different lie altogether, which is conjugated lie, lied, have lied, and doesn't usually get confused with anything other than the truth.
Now that we're clear on that . . .
Tonight I'm just going to share a few of my favorite grammar sites (not sights). Some of these are educational, some are just plain fun, and some are a little of both. Enjoy!
Grammar Gorillas is a game that can be played at two levels. Good for practicing basic grammar.
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty shares a daily grammar/usage lesson that's easy to understand and useful in everyday life. I like her writing style.
The Snarky Student's Guide to Grammar also features daily lessons, and you can send in examples of errors you find in the wild.
I recently discovered Elizabeth at Grammar Revolution on Twitter. Elizabeth and I share a love of diagramming sentences. She's a true kindred spirit. Don't write her off until you visit her site.
You all know I'm a fan of Bill Walsh, copy editor at The Washington Post. Bill's website is The Slot, which began in August 1995 as the Crusty Old Slot Man's Copy-Editing Peeve Page. He is definitely crusty, but I love reading his grumblings—he's the Walter Matthau of English. He also writes Blogslot, the companion blog to The Slot.
And finally, if you get a kick out of the improper use of quotation marks, check out the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks. It's usually good for a laugh.
Can you believe how short this is? I'm even surprised myself. But exhaustion will do that. Back tomorrow with more good grammar.
Be thankful ~