Grammar costs nothing

Originally posted on Grammar Monkeys on March 2, 2012. It’s National Grammar Day, the day each year when we celebrate grammar in all its glamour. Yes, the two words are related, and yes, grammar deserves a celebration. Grammar is what makes communication possible — it allows a person to convey ideas through language, and allows…

Why we need grammar

Originally posted on Grammar Monkeys on March 4, 2011. On this day each year, March 4, we celebrate National Grammar Day, a chance to honor grammar in all its glory. But why should grammar get a holiday? Why is it even important at all? A couple of recent discussions inspired me to think about why…