If you're a writer, did you know that grammarians today affirm
- that you can end sentences with prepositions?
- that you can happily split infinitives?
- that it's generally *incorrect* to say "I feel badly"?
- that you can begin sentences with "but" or "and"?
Maybe you knew all of these things, but most of them I only learned yesterday while listening to the grammar girl podcast.
Sometime before July 2006, CNN reports, one Mignon Fogarty got the idea to start a podcast on grammar:
"I was sitting in a coffee shop one day in Santa Cruz, California, on vacation and editing technical documents, because I work on vacation, and found so many grammar errors and it just hit me that grammar was something that I had expertise in that would lend itself to a short tip-based podcast," she said.It's called grammar girl and CNN Reports it has at times reached #2 on iTunes and since July 2006 it's been downloaded 1.3 million times.
grammar girl knows her stuff, is almost invariably interesting, funny, and very informative.
ht: scot mcknight