Today is National Grammer Day. It was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrook , a school teacher sought to promote good grammer in her student’s speech and writing. The day was Nationalized by President George W. Bush .
What is language without the rules of grammer. They are the framework for understanding each other’s words and writings.
Many of us have cringed when a grammer rule is bent or broken. But what can we do to help?
I find filler words in conversations hard to listen to. When I hear a string of fillers, I know that the speaker is uncomfortable with silent pauses and must keep the speech stream continuing. Examples of fillers are,”and um”, “you know”, “like”,”er”, “right and “ok”. When I an having a conversation with an individual that has the habit of using fillers, I wait until they finish their thought. Then I will repeat the information with the question, “I believe that you said …” Using the information minus the filler words under the guise of accurate information will give a concise example . Asking for clarification takes the stress from the speaker. They may find that hearing a sentence without fillers gives clear communicaton.
Today, I will strive to use good grammer in my writing and speech. By using the building blocks of grammer to bolster theunderstanding of language.
I will be the example of good grammer in my home, community and world. One article or conversation at a time.
Who is on second?
Has he left the bag?
I think of him as a stealer.
No! he is going for third.
A throw towards him missed
His speed saved himself from the tag.
I hope he stays there.
He is inching the base
Playing dare with the others.
A ball goes over his head..
He goes past third towards home
Wow, slide! He can’t believe himself.
He is safe.