Three posts in three days. I know, right? Better not make this a habit. But how could I let National (not my nation, but who cares?) Grammar Day pass without a tip of the proverbial hat? Especially after coming across this totally cool grammar quiz on the Grammarly Blog via Grammar Girl’s Twitter feed? (Goodness! I’ll stop typing “grammar” now. Okay, a couple more times: grammar; grammar. I’m done now. Promise.)
Anyway, according to the quiz I’m a Pedant’s Grammarian.
You may drive your friends and family nuts, but you would make Strunk and White proud. You love enforcing rules just about as much as you love the rules themselves. For you, grammar truly is one of life’s greatest joys.
Image and description courtesy of Grammarly.com
I actually hold myself back when it comes to friends and family, and even online (except when giving critiques to other writers on writing forums) but I tend to be brutal on my own writing and am usually very embarrassed whenever I discover an error in a post or comment moments after I press “Publish”. (If I’ve ever commented on your blog, chances are I proofread that comment at least thrice.) I wouldn’t necessarily say proper grammar is a source of joy to me, but I do think it is important.
How about you? Do you think grammar matters? Or are you a serial perpetrator of homophone confusion and abuse of the Oxford comma? Take the quiz and let me know your result in the comments.