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The Oxford Comma

An Oxford comma is quite possibly the most debated bit of grammar. What? Controversy in grammar? Let me explain.The Oxford comma is that last comma in a series of three or more items. Example: I went walking with my dogs, John, and Bob. That comma after John is the Oxford comma. Some people think it's… Continue reading The Oxford Comma

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Yes, Grammar Matters

In today's San Jose Mercury News, the Sunday Homes section, an article by Erik J. Martin validated my entire DOL program (which often causes major parent complaints for its insistence on details). Martin writes about a study that examined more than 100,000 listings for homes priced at a million dollars or above. Those listings with… Continue reading Yes, Grammar Matters

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Poor Me, I’m a Grammar Guru

Part of my new Grammar Monday feature--because who doesn't want to wake up on Monday morning to grammar? In sixth grade, I learned how to diagram sentences. We cut apart all the independent clauses, identified subjects and predicates, and circled parts of speech. For some reason, this all came very easily to me. I openly… Continue reading Poor Me, I’m a Grammar Guru