Friday, March 04, 2011
Good Grammar, Bad Grammar — Both Work for Me
The nitty-gritty details of truly working with words aren't of particular interest to most outside the field. But give me a blank page to fill or someone else's manuscript to hone, and I am happy to do what I do best: shape and polish, write and revise — in other words, use the guiding principles of English grammar to craft language that effectively communicates the intended message to its audience.
Yes, there's quite a bit more going on than "just" grammar in any piece of writing or editing. But if you take grammar out of either one, well . . . you can't do that.
I am grateful for my work. And that is reason enough for me to celebrate National Grammar Day.
If all goes well, Good Grammar, Bad Grammar, and I will continue finding satisfying ways to collaborate until one of us expires.
I sincerely hope, of course, that I am the first of our happy trio to go.