Tag: grammar
Whenever I hear this, it drives me nuts!
On December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve become a fan of both The Voice and The Biggest Loser. Yes, it is true. However, the grammar on both shows’ latest seasons has me pulling my hair out. Let’s begin with The Voice, in which the judges begin with their backs to the singing contestants and only turn around if they like what they hear. One […]

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passive voice
Why the passive voice is hated by me
On August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re not sure what the passive voice is, the title of this blog post should give you an idea. In the active voice, someone or something is doing something to someone or something. I opened the door. She murdered him. He sang the song. In the passive voice, something is being done to someone […]

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They should have paid attention in English class
On August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The NFL is just around the corner, and I can’t wait! At one of many games I watched back in January, the commentator offered a candid opinion on why a certain team had lost so many games throughout the season: He thought it was the quarterback’s fault. In fact, he said something along the lines […]

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I feel bad for writing this…
On August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

But I don’t feel bad enough to write badly. I have a friend who has a pet phrase. When she feels compassion or sympathy for a person, she often says “I feel badly.” I bite my tongue every time she says this, because it’s wrong. (By the way, my friend went to Harvard, so don’t […]

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More grammar pet peeves
On February 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

In previous posts, I addressed random capitalization and the incorrect use of a possessive apostrophe to denote a plural. (See below for a recent example on the apostrophe overload– even Pepsi got it wrong the other night!) I enjoyed the fun reaction I got to those posts, so here I go again with the grammar thing. I […]

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