Which punctuation mark are you most “thankful” for in your writing?
Throughout this week, we are running a poll on our Facebook page. With Thanksgiving Day coming up in the U.S.A., we want to know which punctuation marks our followers most appreciate when writing. Let us know what you think by visiting the poll on our Facebook page.
POLL: What is the “scariest” writing issue that you see in professional emails?
All of us know that business emails should be professional, meaning they should be free of basic spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Often, however, business emails are filled with errors. For better or worse, those errors make the writer seem not only unprofessional, but often also unqualified.
What do you think?
Let us know and cast your vote!
According to our Facebook friends, learning grammar in school is important
It seems that people not only care about using grammar, but also about using it correctly.
On Monday, we ran an informal poll on our Facebook page. After a recent article in the Huffington post discussing an increased demand for grammar study in education, we asked our followers: “Do you think studying grammar in school is important?” The results were unsurprising, but overwhelmingly one-sided. Of the three options (Yes, No, and No opinion), 98.6% of voters said that grammar study was important.
Naturally, we understand that our Facebook community is not a representative sample of the population. Many people who “like” our Facebook page and who saw the poll are interested in English grammar and therefore are more likely to think that studying it is important. What is interesting is how overwhelmingly people seemed to agree that grammar study in school is valuable.
What do you think, should grammar be taught more in schools?
Our Favorite Words in the English Language
Whether you are a logophile (word lover) or not, you probably can think of one or two words that you really enjoy using. These words don’t have to be rare or exotic. In fact, sometimes it’s far better if they aren’t. Some of my personal favorites are demure, frank, and stalwart. Why are they my favorites? Well, besides being fun to say, they are concrete and clear.
I’ve decided to run a poll on our Facebook page seeking out the top five favorite words in the English language. I asked:
There will be a lot of nominations, but only the top five will be featured in a blog post next week and made into a cool graphic. Naturally, for this poll, we will only accept words that have been added to mainstream dictionaries and are not slang.
Why not cast your vote? Visit the poll.
Obama has a new campaign slogan,”Forward.” Is the period correct or incorrect?
Cast your vote at our Facebook page.