NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY – MARCH 4, 2011
Get involved. Use the day to encourage and demand the correct use of the English language.
I am extending National Grammar Day to a full week and I will highlight some of the most common errors made by people who should know better. All of these errors have been cited in this blog over the last few years and all need to be revisited.
Explain the correct use of the words “lend” and “loan”.
Specifically, what is the error that is constantly made with the use of “lend” and “loan”?
Create sentences using “lend” and “loan” that demonstrate the correct use of the words.
THE 1st PET PEEVE – APRIL 28, 2007
Explain what is wrong with the sentence below?
“The little girl went missing last night and the police are seeking the public’s help in finding her.”
The word for today is “flagrant”.
What part of speech is “flagrant”?
Whatother parts of speech can be made from “flagrant”?
Define “flagrant” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.