National Grammar Day
National Grammar Day is observed next on Monday, March 4th, 2024 (6 days from today).
National Grammar Day is celebrated every year on March 4 in the United States. Compliance encourages the correct use of grammar in both spoken and written languages.
Why National Grammar Day be loved?
1. Grammar is useful
Grammar gives us complete clarity when sharing our thoughts. It's the difference between inviting your mother to eat ("let's eat, mom!") and inviting your mother to eat ("let's eat!"). It's the difference between enjoying cooking and also liking your pet ("I love to cook, my cat and my dog") and cooking for your pet ("I love cooking for you").
2. Satisfying grammar
Editing feels great. Finding a misspelling, misspelled word or misuse there, theirs or them is extremely gratifying thing. One might even call it a workday! Whether you're rereading your work, picking up a red pen on a friend's cover letter, or looking for a comma wrong in The New York Times, know the rules of grammar to use them in everyday life and makes us feel wonderful.
3. Grammar makes us nostalgic
So a lot of grammar rules have been attached to our brains because we learned them as children! It is interesting to learn grammar rules through mnemonics, songs and cartoons that originally taught us the rules as children. From Schoolhouse Rock to Sesame Street, grammar brings back so many great memories.
Some facts about National Grammar Day
Do you know what day it is? Your shores to surprise when you find it, though you may be sad when you see it. It's not bad grammar day, it's National Grammar Day! Okay, that's enough! The purpose of National Grammar Day was to improve awareness and understanding of proper grammar and is perhaps just another opportunity to knock out people who can't seem to write a decent sentence right away because of their ignorance. Whether you're a beginner or a proficient user of the written word, the importance of grammar cannot be underestimated, especially on National Grammar Day!
Writers, readers, or just people interested in doing things the correct way will love the purpose of National Grammar Day: to promote good grammar. It's a perfectly acceptable day to be a "Grammar Nazi" that not only learns your own grammar, but helps keep other people's grammar in order. It may have been a while since you last studied English, but it's never too late to learn how to use commas or when you should start a new paragraph.
Grammar buffs won't want to miss this important day where everything related to technical writing comes to the fore. It doesn't matter if you're already a grammar expert or you eventually want to learn the difference between last name, last name and there - this grammar-focused day is the time to celebrate all things related. Words are written perfectly. You can use the time of National Grammar Day to enhance the level of your grammar and share some interesting things about correct grammar with other by the social media.
History of National Grammar Day
Martha Brockenbrough has had enough. She has seen the word misused and abused and simply wouldn't represent another example of poor innocent language being mistreated in her presence. Not on her watch! So Martha decided that all good verbs, adverbs, nouns, and adjectives deserve a day when people stand up for their rights and not allow them to be abused. Single quotes will no longer be lost, forgotten, or misplaced. No more, we will find commas omitted and proper nouns in lower case.
National Grammar Day was first celebrated in 2008 and it's still going strong. Martha Brockenbrough is also the founder of the Association to Promote Good Grammar, which promotes excellent grammar all year round. In the first year the day was celebrated, it was commemorated in a letter sent by former President George W. Bush. Even the date chosen has a special meaning. Brockenbrough chose March 4 because that was also an indication - “March 4!”
It was developed not only to blame people for choosing the wrong grammar, but also to celebrate the positive side of the language. Good use of grammar and language ensures your intended meaning comes out. And once you have the foundation of good grammar, you can use it to create, educate, inform, and indulge in whatever you want to write.
Grammar plays an important part in communication. Therefore, the inclusion or exclusion of grammatical elements can change the complete meaning of a certain sentence. What do you do when you see signs for breakfast that say “Hard brown potatoes”? Or grocery store signs that say you can buy “Gluten Free” foods here? What about when KEYE TV in Texas declared “Department of Criminal Justice: What are they doing to fix that”? Really, no matter where you go or what you do for a living, grammar mistakes are a problem we all need to be aware of.
How to celebrate National Grammar Day
1. Learn a new grammar rule
Is there a particular grammar rule that you always feel compelled to double-check? Use National Grammar Day as your excuse to finally memorize that annoying grammar rule! (One thing we're always looking for: lying versus lying! How to remember it: you lie down on the sofa, but you put the book on the table!)
2. Take out your red pen
Newspapers and magazines go through many rounds of copying, but mistakes are nearly always corrected. There are so many fun ways to celebrate National Grammar Day. By acknowledging the fact that no one is perfect at grammar, even those who are good at grammar! Read your favorite magazine or newspaper with the grammar checking and the red pen ready to mark any errors. Nothing but a big red circle and a smile.
3. Have a grammar party
Invite your friends to the grammar games! Play apostrophe pin on “it’s”; read examples of the funniest grammar mistakes from the Internet; and host a discussion on one of the biggest debates in English: oxford comma, yay or nay?
ObservedNational Grammar Day has been observed annually on March 4th.
Friday, March 4th, 2022
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Martha Brockenbrough in 2008