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National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

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Today, March 4, is National Grammar Day!

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: National Grammar Day

One of my most favoritest days of the year !

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: National Grammar Day

Oh how I chuckle every 4th of March when I remember that National Grammar Day was founded in a nation that thinks it's acceptable to use the word "leverage" as a verb...bigsmile

Chris

Someday I'll know what I'm donig...damn!

RE: National Grammar Day

I think you mean mostest favoritest days...

Jeff
It's never too early to begin preparing for International Talk Like a Pirate Day
"The software I buy sucks, The software I write sucks. It's time to give up and have a beer..." - Me

RE: National Grammar Day

Yes, Jeff...I stand corrected. 2thumbsup

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: National Grammar Day

Quote (MeGuxtaXL)

remember that National Grammar Day was founded in a nation that thinks it's acceptable to use the word "leverage" as a verb...

"Contact" has also become a verb . . . Aaargh

RE: National Grammar Day

Quote (papadba)

"Contact" has also become a verb . . . Aaargh

As has "Inbox"...[shakes head]

Chris

Someday I'll know what I'm donig...damn!

RE: National Grammar Day

Contact has always been a verb.

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: National Grammar Day

Quote (hjgoldstein)

Contact has always been a verb.
Opinions vary . . .

To me, this is like believing "close proximity" is valid/acceptable. Often used, but redundant . . .

RE: National Grammar Day

@papadba - Based on your comment, '"Contact" has also become a verb . . . Aaargh', I'm curious as to when you feel that "to contact" became a verb?

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RE: National Grammar Day

Quote (CajunCenturion)

I'm curious as to when you feel that "to contact" became a verb?
I suppose it was the 70s or so.

Often we made contact or had someone as a contact. Then it became more common to use contact as an active verb.

Now it is probably more often used than "call", "write". etc.

Just a pet peeve, not a fall-on-sword thing . . .<g>

RE: National Grammar Day

As you said, opinions vary. The verb "to contact", meaning "to get in touch with", has been around much longer. That being aid, using the verb "to contact", to mean "add you to my contact list" is quite recent and although I can't say it's wrong, I can say that it sounds awkward to me.

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