I have no idea how to make the above link clickable, so clearly I’m not announcing my tech prowess. No, my shame goes deeper than that. I like grammar. As in pronouns, predicates and tenses. As in, I used to love to diagram sentences. (Catholic school graduate, thank you very much.)
And so, when a friend posted this link to Staples’ grammar quiz, I was all over it. I spent a very enjoyable 10 minutes (or so) and am happy/embarrassed to say that I scored 100%. This quiz covered by two pet peeves – the misuse of they’re/their/there and your/you’re. Contractions are important. If I have to teach them to my second graders (and I do!), I should know and follow the rules.
Do I make grammatical mistakes? Heck yeah. Just because I like grammar doesn’t mean I’m a robot. So feel free to scan my blogposts…I’m sure you’ll find some errors. It won’t change the fact that I like grammar. Probably because I’m a child of the 70s and grew up with Schoolhouse Rock. If you’re not familiar, find them on youtube. I dare you to watch the one on interjections and not get the tune stuck in your head.