March Forth: We Want YOU to Participate in National Grammar Day
Do grammar mistakes drive you crazy? Do you appreciate a perfectly placed vocabulary word?
March 4, 2013 is National Grammar Day — an annual celebration of language. In preparation, Grammarly is interested in learning about how writers are writing in your neighborhood.
Capture a photo of exceptional, funny, or awkward writing, and share it with Grammarly by March 1, 2013. Your photo may be featured on Grammarly’s Facebook page, and it will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Grammarly’s National Grammar Day Photo Contest will take place from February 22, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PT through March 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PT. To enter, participants must “Like” Grammarly’s Facebook page, and then:
Visit the contest tab
Upload a photo of the funniest or most awkward writing error you can find
Click “submit entry”
Each participant may submit two contest entries. Winners will be determined at the sole discretion of the Grammarly team; profane submissions will be disqualified. The contest is open to participants worldwide, but each must have a valid email address for potential receipt of a $100 Amazon gift card.
A Word on St. Valentine’s Day
The origins of St. Valentine’s Day are a bit mysterious, and it is probable that the several different potential origins all factor into what we know today as Valentine’s Day. However, the general consensus is that St. Valentine’s day originated primarily from the story of Christian Saint Valentinus who would secretly officiate weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to be married under Roman rule.(1)
Within many of the different Valentine’s Day origins, giving notes and cards is a common theme. Even with the rise of communications technology and rising doubt about whether cards are “so over,” we still like to think that valentines bring an amount sincerity and fun to the holiday. Enjoy and share these fun ones we’ve put together for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
What are your favorite Valentine’s Day traditions?
(1) “How Valentine’s Day Works,” How Stuff Works.com, Found on 09 Feb. 2013, Found at: http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/valentine1.htm
(2) Bender, Jonathon. “On Valentine’s Day, do we still need Hallmark?” The Washington Post, (10 Feb. 2012) Found on: 09 Feb. 2013, Found at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-valentines-day-do-we-still-need-hallmark/2012/02/08/gIQAsaKP4Q_story.html
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A semicolon is a punctuation mark used to connect two thoughts or ideas which are somehow similar. Generally, each thought or idea could be used as its own sentence, but the flow of the work may be interrupted by the short, choppy sentences.
Semicolons are a little archaic and are not necessary in modern writing. Even in formal writing, they may be replaced by a comma or a period. However, if they are used properly, semicolons can add a pleasing continuity to your work.
When reading out loud, we pause for semicolons much the same way we pause for a comma.
Enter the Grammarly.com T-shirt Slogan Contest: “[Not so] Proper Grammar.”
Grammarly, the world’s leading software suite for perfecting written English, is announcing the opening of its new online store at www.Grammarly.net. Grammarly’s Company Store offers a range of grammar-related products and apparel with slogans such as, “Don’t abbrev.” and “Don’t use no double negatives.”
In conjunction with its online store opening, Grammarly is launching a t-shirt slogan contest on Facebook. Fans are invited to share their wittiest suggestions for a t-shirt slogan around the theme, “[Not so] Proper Grammar.” The winner will receive a Grammarly t-shirt adorned with the slogan, and a $200 shopping spree in the Grammarly Company Store.
Grammarly’s [Not so] Proper Grammar contest will take place from February 4, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PT through February 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PT. To enter, participants must “Like” Grammarly’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/grammarly), and then:
Visit the contest tab
Enter a t-shirt slogan and your email address
Click “submit entry”
Each participant may each submit two contest entries. Winners will be determined by popular vote, and anyone may vote for one entry per day for the duration of the contest. The contest is open to participants in the United States and internationally, but you must live in one of Zazzle’s international shipping destinations to receive your prize. Profane submissions will be disqualified.
Grammarly (www.grammarly.com) improves communication among the world’s 2+ billion English writers. Its flagship product, the Grammarly Editor, corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, and enhances vocabulary usage. Grammarly is a privately-held company with headquarters in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Grammarly.
- Without question and beyond doubt. — The mother definitely has love for her child.
2. Boldly resisting opposition.
- adv. — defiantly
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