March forth

Before the calendar page leaves National Grammar Day (March 4th), let’s pause for a reminder, from English poet Brian Bilston*, that though there are probably things about grammar we may not get right every time, plenty of mistakes we can see coming from a long way off.

HEAR, THEY’RE AND EVERYWEAR

I here that their everywear,
those people who don’t know
there their from they’re.

It where’s me down,
they’re choice of word;
there grammar should not be scene
but herd.

 

 

For cases that aren’t so obvious, and when you have grammar questions you’re looking to solve, I can recommend grammarbook.com, which provides clear explanations of things we might once have learned, but can’t always remember when we need them.

[Image: goshiftkey.com]

*I have also featured Brian Bilston’s poetry in this post.

3 thoughts on “March forth

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s