Monday, July 25, 2011
Oh Grammar you are a Bitch
I was rereading though some of my old posts and groaned at some of the atrocious grammatical errors. I hate that I have an English degree and still stumble through a sentence making basic mistakes, it is humbling. I, always, did preferred reading Victorian novels rather then struggling through diagramming sentences. The worst is that I do edit my blog posts. I do, just as my high school English teacher suggested, reading everything aloud to better hear my mistakes. I rewrite anything I stumble over. However, despite my best efforts there they are those glaring mistakes. The truth is I just can't seem to edit myself (Unfortunately, that is a problem in all aspects of my life). I fix the mistakes in my head never seeing the botched tense or the mismatched pronouns or wiley run on sentences or well I think you are getting my point. I freely admit commas are my enemies. I subjectively pepper my prose with the rascally little slices whenever I think I haven't put one in for awhile. I hope you patient reader and friend will just politely smile and shake your head at my grammar, saying in your kindest voice, "Well, at least she has style!"