Monday, November 27, 2017

Some Grammar Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Grammar rules don't seem to exist in the age of technology especially when it comes to tweets and conversational writing styles.  Most blogger's focus their writing on grabbing their reader's attention, using more relaxed voice.

Check out these 6 grammar rules when you're writing for the internet.

1. Ending a sentence with a preposition no longer required

This rule dates back to the 18th century when grammarians believed English should bend to the rules of Latin grammar.

2. Starting a sentence with a conjunction is unacceptable

Ignoring this rule can lead to a much better sounding sentence.  And your writing sounding much more down to earth and relateable.

3. Don't use verbing (turning nouns into verbs)

This is an easy rule to break especially if you want to get a message across quickly via email or text.  People love to use it when they're going for a coffee with a friend, phrases such as "when do you want to coffee?".

4. Don't split your infinitives

There are people that think split infinitives such as "you have to really watch him" are incorrect.  But they do come in really handy if you're trying to get a message across.

5. Do I need to use "whom"?

"Whom" does sound pretty stuck-up and pretentious these days.  You don't hear anybody say "whom ya gonna call?" when they talk about the Ghostbusters.  I've only ever heard it used in conjunction with Ernest Hemingway's book "For whom the bell tolls".

These days we like to write in way our readers understand, for others it their own particular writing style and voice.

Read more about grammar and punctuation in my ebook "Grammar and Punctuation: An Indispensable Guide for Writer's".

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