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Affect Versus Effect

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Get Grammar Girl's take on effect versus affect. Learn the differences between affect and effect.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 31, 2013 2:11 PM

Grammar Girl is amazing!  My students love her

Annie Edmonds Skerchek's curator insight, January 21, 6:14 PM

I hate grammer, then/than.. ugh!

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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:24 AM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong

Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
And ending sentences with a preposition is nothing worth worrying about

 

Where did these phony rules originate, and why do they persist?


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