Web Site of the Week: Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips
Making grammar fun is no easy task, but the Grammar Girl blog, penned by Mignon Fogarty, succeeds where some English teachers may have fallen short. Readers can scan the site by Most Recent Tips, Most Popular Tips, and the Grammar Girl’s Archive, or they can simply scroll through the dozens of posts about transitive and intransitive verbs, hyperbole, ‘if’ versus ‘whether,’ and a phalanx of other grammatical concerns. The entertaining articles follow Einstein’s dictum that “things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Each post clocks in at a few hundred words at most, but the author has a knack for clarifying difficult concepts in sparkling prose. A link to the Grammar Girl podcast is also available here. Anyone interested in a quick reference guide or an entertaining romp through the world of words might do well to find their way to Grammar Girl. [CNH]
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