Fix Your Grammar

If you are in a grammar or usage dilemma and looking for a clarification, you can find a huge number of useful and informative websites on grammar and usage advice online. Sometimes you come across advice presented in a somewhat different manner. A perfect specimen of such usage advice is a video by Glove and Boots. In Fix Your Grammar, usage issues such as literally as an intensifier and the homophones there, their and they’re are tackled in a humorous way.

Click on the picture to view the video!

As mentioned in the video, the frequent occurrence of such “mistakes” is often attributed to people’s laziness when posting comments online. What do you think? Do you pay attention to correct spelling and grammar offline as well as online?

About Carmen Ebner

Carmen Ebner is a sociolinguist who is currently working at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). In September 2017, she has obtained her PhD in Linguistics from Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) in the Netherlands, where she worked on a project on language attitudes and prescriptivism in British English. Carmen's research interests include all things sociolinguistics. In particular, she is interested in linguistic discrimination, attitude elicitation techniques, language variation and change, and historical sociolinguistics.
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