[Ads-l] On National Grammar Day, stop acting like the earth is flat

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Article: On National Grammar Day, stop acting like the earth is flat
Author: Dennis Baron
Timestamp: Mar 4, 2016 12:00 am

https://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/331805

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March 4th is National Grammar Day, time to remember that language,
like the earth, IS NOT FLAT.

On National Grammar Day, it's traditional to pick up a red marker and
go forth (it's March 4th, get it?) to correct other people's grammar,
deleting those unnecessary apostrophe's and turning '10 items or less'
into 'fewer' at the grocery checkout. But that would be wrong. Because
language, like the earth, is not flat.
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