Grammar is free; Jonathan Franzen doesn’t like Twitter

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Grammar is not a secret handshake. Last Sunday was National Grammar Day, and the Wichita Eagle‘s Grammar Monkeys blog took some space to remind us why—especially in writing—proper grammar is critical. After bemoaning those who use the rules of grammar “as a cudgel to bash anyone who steps out of line,” they also point out that “anyone can learn the rules of standard English. All it takes is time and inclination; like manners, grammar costs nothing.” Read the post here.

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