Swagbucks Book Club – Grammar Police

by Team Swagbucks on Fri, May 10th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to last week’s discussion regarding books that have altered your lives.  I know I learned quite a bit both about books and authors I should check out.  I’m continually impressed by the breadth of knowledge and willingness to share I see every week in the Swagbucks Book Club comments.

Our reading selection for May is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  Pick up your copy now at amazon, putting those Amazon Gift Cards to good use.  Or support Barnes & Noble with yourBarnes & Noble Gift Cards from the Rewards Store.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been a best seller since its release in 2004 so it should also be readily available in libraries and second-hand stores.  We will meet to discuss our May selection on the last Friday of the month, May 31st.

The title of May’s reading selection inspired today’s topic: biggest grammar pet peeves.  I will readily admit I am not a walking William Strunk Jr. and often have to double check the proper usage of things like Affective vs. Effective (“Affective is an adjective meaning influenced by emotions or arousing emotions; Effective means producing a desired effect, in effect, actual and impressive.” – Grammerist), and Lay vs. Lie still has me baffled.  But what about misuse of There, Their and They’re, or It’s vs. Its?  What is your biggest grammar pet peeve?  Or do you have certain tricks to remember which is the correct usage?  Share your thoughts in the comments below and on Monday I will randomly award 3 people with 25 Swag Bucks.
-Becky

 


 

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