Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Day Is Nigh

The day when dangling participles stand erect, when subjects and verbs agree, when Americans conjugate all night long. 

Yes, National Grammar Day, celebrated on March 4, will be here in a few short days.

In honor of this glorious holiday, I will be spreading the grammar cheer by giving away five copies of my book on Goodreads. The winners will be chosen on March 4. Here’s the link. Sign up. NOW! 

Sorry ... I just got a little excited. 

How are you going to celebrate National Grammar Day? 

I was thinking about drinking COMMApolitans with friends and cruising the town for some cute singular nouns (not nouns that are too proper, though).

13 comments:

Mark said...

There's a Grammar day? That's awesome. I make every day Grammar Day personally though.

the late phoenix said...

March is also my birthday month!...no, you're right...yeah, after thinking about it some...yeah, grammar is more important...

E.J. Wesley said...

I'll celebrate by trying to not make my editor contemplate other careers the next time I send her something. :-)

ordinary malaysian said...

Singular nouns, proper or not, can conjugate. But it won't work to just dangle participles, hanging or not. Me, I go equalize subject verb object on the go.

Shelly said...

I've got a conjunction function already planned. What a wonderful day it will be!

DWei said...

I'll celebrate it by writing a paper that's going to be assigned. ._.

Jemi Fraser said...

Hmmm, I'll have to find out if we celebrate Grammar Day in Canada (and if not, why not?). If not, I'm sure you won't mind if I celebrate with my students anyway! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

I went to your Goodreads link, but couldn't find where to win the book. I even scrolled through all the giveaways and your book isn't listed (of those expiring Mar 4). Or maybe I'm just blind? Which is a good possibility...

Anyways, Happy Grammar Day to you!

Jessica Bell said...

I'm not sure a Commapolitan would get on well with my colon. :-P It's very sensitive, and it might mean I'll end up constantly Dash-ing to the loo ...

Yolanda Renee said...

I'm sending my editor flowers and chocolates! She's an angel who makes a living correcting my atrocious grammar! Thank you, Barbara!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Ooh! I would so go for a COMMApolitan. I'll leave the cruising for singular nouns to others, however.

-Jimmy

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm celebrating by teaching students grammar. Cheers!

Kelly Polark said...

How did I miss National Grammar Day?!!!
I hope the commapolitans were delish!