All posts in the Grammar category

Grammatical Sabbatical

Published October 28, 2015 by Shadow Girl


October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

Published October 5, 2015 by Shadow Girl

‘According to a Japanese proverb, “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” There’s truth in those words, as anyone who has ever had a great teacher will know!’

I’ve had a few teachers that had an impact on my life. The one who has always shined the brightest is Mr. Wright – my homeroom, civics, and government teacher.
Sadly, he passed away shortly after he retired from Lincoln Park High School, (Go Rails!).
Between Mr. Wright, and a friend named Alicia Burman, I pulled my act together, was inducted into the National Honor Society, and graduated LPHS with honors. I haven’t been able to locate Alicia since high school, social media hasn’t helped me on my quest at all. But… if she ever sees this blog – SUPER HUGS AND A MILLION THANK YOUS!

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Fun With Grammar

Published September 24, 2015 by Shadow Girl


Mnemonic Man by Steven Frank

Published January 17, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Mnemonic ManMnemonic Man by Steven Frank

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

mne-mon-ic (ni-MON-ic) noun
A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.
Gk. mnemonikos, of memory; rel. to Mnemosyne, the Goddess of memory.

Mne-mon-ic Man (ni-MON-ic man) noun
A superhero from outer space who coaches humans on grammar, dating, and other survival skills.

Written by Steven Frank, Mnemonic Man is a ‘graphic romance for the grammatically challenged’.
It’s very cute & fun read, filled with tons of NtK grammar facts. You can also take THE MNEMONIC CHALLENGE at the end of the book. It’s one that I’m happy I have in my collection – I just need to remember to use it!
*The comics probably look a little better in the paperback edition

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Published August 14, 2014 by Shadow Girl

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

Published July 16, 2014 by Shadow Girl

WORD CRIMES is a general send-up of people with poor grammar.

Thank you, Wierd Al!!

“If you can’t write in the proper way / if you don’t know how to conjugate,” “maybe you flunked that class / and maybe now you find that people mock you online.”

He eventually delves into some brief grammar lessons, so you might actually learn a thing or two about parts of speech by listening.

How To Be A Grammar Nazi

Published July 13, 2014 by Shadow Girl

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