Grammar sucks, it really really sucks.

Posted: April 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I hate it!

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As a writer, I have come to see one thing, GRAMMAR SUCKS! I was never good at pulling out parts of a sentence, mainly because I never cared in school. I wish I would have, that would have saved so much annoyance, later in life. Now, I spend most of my days studying English grammar, whoo how much fun, right?
I realized as a writer, I was always missing something. I recently found what part I was missing, which was a solid grasp on grammar and why it is important. I was talking to one of my writing buddies, we were talking about our work. She loved everything about my work except one thing, my grammar. She told me that grammar is a lost art in the writing world, and that if I were to perfect my writing skills, I would be famous in no time. I was in shock of the discoveries, almost as I were just rejected. I told myself that I was fine, but soon I would find out that she was write. Grammar was holding me back from becoming famous, and it needed to be changed, immediately.
I came to the conclusion when I was on a grammar website, which is used to tell you what you need to change in your work. After plugging in my work, it told me that I was missing certain parts, which was punctuation. This is something that I have been amazingly horrible at, it is a proven annoyance of any editor, also. Punctuation is hard to learn, but if I was ever going to get big, I needed to learn it fast, or I could kiss my writing career goodbye. Action was needed, but where do I start? This is when I went to the book store.
Barnes and Noble was a great place to go too, or was it? I remember looking at all the different type of books, wondering which was the best to get for the price. Each one was about $20-$40. I lowered my head and pointed at the books, when I lifted my head, I had my finger pointed at a book, but it looked boring. I walked to the front of the store, grasping the boring book. I wanted to look at the bargain books before leaving, so I stopped to look at the books. I glimpsed through the books, one caught my eye, it was titled “Powerful writing skills.” It is a book that teaches students, business owners, and students how to write powerfully in multiple different areas of grammar. I instantly dropped the other boring labeled book and grabbed the more exciting and colorful book. It was also cheaper, it was a double decker win. I took it home and began to read it. Each page was more fascinating than the last.
I got through part of the book, and wanted to go back to Barnes and Noble to get another. That is when I found “Easy Guide to Grammar.” I felt like I was in pre-school as I wielded the book in my hands, but I didn’t want to miss anything, so I was going back to the very basics, and then I would add to it in the future as I learned more and more. That is what has been happening.
In the last few weeks, while reading multiple grammar books, I have seen a slight increase on my grammar. I still have a long way to go, but I am glad to see that I am getting somewhere in this. I felt that I was going to be a grammar dummy, the rest of my life, but I am glad to see that I am getting smarter. With every chapter I finish I get more excited for the next chapter. I am excited to grow in grammar, but everything has a cost, I guess.
The cost that I am talking about is the fact that I am more willing to correct others. I have become annoyed to see simple grammar mishaps in others work. Though I never comment on it, I will think about it through the day. I have corrected more grammar, in the last week, than I did when I was in school. I am helping others, also. Any time someone is having a hard time with their work, I am there to help them. I’m still slightly polite, but as I learn more, the more I see that simple mistakes erk my snooty!

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