Booking Through Thursday asks: In honor of National Grammar Day … it IS “March Fourth” after all … do you have any grammar books? Punctuation? Writing guidelines? Style books? More importantly, have you read them? How do you feel about grammar in general? Important? Vital? Unnecessary? Fussy?
I have a copy of The Elements of Style and I do use it. I can’t say that I’ve read the book cover to cover but I do flip through it a lot.
I think grammar is important but I don’t profess to be an expert. I have vague memories of high school English classes where grammar was a topic but that’s it. Sometimes I do think it can be fussy but it does help ensure we all understand each other in the end.
Any thoughts about grammar you’d like to share?
8 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Grammar”
I think grammar is wildly important, although I’m not exactly wild myself about some of the more technical aspects- for instance, I see nothing wrong with ending questions with prepositions! But grammar is the very foundation of language itself, which something I think we tend to forget. Here are my thoughts, if you’re interested.
You said what I tried to say much more efficiently than I did. 🙂
I really need to get a copy of Eelments of Style. I like to play with grammar but haven’t even cracked the book. Thanks for the reminder!
I believe grammar to more important than ever. My BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/booking-through-thursday-grammar.html
So many people seem to have Strunk & White kicking around!
My response is here.
I agree. Here’s mine.
I ask my writer brother for a lot of help (and my mother!) Plus I use the AP Stylebook.
I’ve become lazy!