WNW: Celebration! It's HERE!
Finally! After a number of techno-delays, There, Their, They're: A No-Tears Guide to Grammar from the Word Nerd is officially available for order. Time to par-tay!
To order, visit the e-store by clicking on the pretty cover image on the sidebar. (The cover should show up on that page in a couple of days.)
For those who pre-ordered at the conference, I'll ship them to you just as soon as I have them in hand. Those lucky people don't have to pay for shipping. Booyah for them! Their copies are on the way to me as I type.
And of course, Lara and Mel will get their free copies as a thanks for their help coming up with the title.
No great WNW lesson today. I'm too excited to think along those lines. But if you really need a word nerd fix, check out Jordan McCollum's blog.
She's an even bigger word nerd than I am, and I mean that as the highest possible compliment!
A recent post of her explained passive voice and debunked a peeve of mine: people claiming that "was -ing" verbs are passive. They are not passive. Thank you, Jordan for explaining that to people! (Seriously, if you like WNW-type stuff, check her out.)
I've been asked to guest blog (see, now that was passive) during May, a month she's focusing on verbs. (Get it? Verbs during MAY?! A verb? Hahahaa!) I hope I can do her justice.
Jordan is an actual linguistics major. So . . . no pressure or anything. :)
I've had the chance to meet her a couple of times now, and she's awesome.
Next Wednesday I'll be back in the saddle addressing Heatherlyn's questions:
1) How do you handle punctuation (specifically question marks) with parentheses?
2) Can you have parentheses within parentheses?
If you have grammar, usage, or punctuation questions (or peeves!), feel free to send them in. I keep a running list, so I may well use them on a WNW post and/or include them in a future edition of There, Their, They're.