Grammar Granny

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Martha Jeffers 

Martha has been a part of our monthly meetings on a regular basis and published her grammar tutorials in our monthly newsmagazine, Word Song. See them here. Stay tuned for more.

If you have questions about editing rules you can send them to thegrammargranny@aol.com

  • June

    Use exclamation marks sparingly—as if your entire lifetime allotment is a dozen. We may think these add emphasis to our sentences, but they [...]
  • May

    Don't be embarrassed to close the bedroom or bathroom door and read your piece ALOUD. This should help you SEE and HEAR repetitive words, poorly [...]
  • February

    In good writing, the strongest part of a sentence belongs at the end, not the beginning. For example, don't end a sentence with "in 2010" or any [...]
  • November

    In the last issue of Word Song, The Grammar Corner addressed the proper placement of commas, periods and quotation marks. As a reminder, commas [...]
  • October

    In honor of National Punctuation Day (September 24), the following is important information for writers: ALL commas and periods belong INSIDE [...]
  • September

    In honor of last week's National Punctuation Day (September 24), the following is important information for every writer: ALL commas and periods [...]

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