National Grammar Day — A Day to Write Good

(WTNH)– Just about everyone has a grammar pet peeve. Maybe the misuse of apostrophes drives (drive’s?) you up a wall. Perhaps seeing “your” when it should read “you’re” makes your (or is it you’re?) head hurt. March 4th is a day to celebrate writing good (writing “well’… don’t worry, we know).

National Grammar Day was started in 2008 by a woman named Martha Brockenbrough. She’s an author who cares deeply about using words properly. She created the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG). The group has a blog, though it hasn’t been updated in a few years.

This year, the day’s “host” is Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty. She’s written books on grammar and maintains a large presence on FacebookTwitter, and Google+. If a certain grammar rule has you confused, the Grammar Girl’s even got a checklist to help set you straight.

There are events and webinars being held around the country to “celebrate” National Grammar Day. And the idea behind all of them — the idea behind the day itself — is to encourage writers to avoid common grammar mistakes and appreciate the English language.

And why is Grammar Day March 4th? Because, it’s not just a date… it’s a command (march forth) which has been turned into a song.




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