Patt Morrison for June 22, 2012

Grammar pet peeves at work and online

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Grammar corrections on a Metro farecard machine in Ballston Metro station, Arlington, Va.

When you’re looking for a job or applying to grad school, it’s always a good idea to double check the spelling and grammar of every email and letter you submit. But what about the rest of the time? Should we let split infinitives lie? What about me vs. I? Spelling errors or lapses in grammar may not matter much in quick texts and emails, but what about informal public spaces, like Twitter? Grammar nuts, share your pet peeves with us.


Karen North, director, Annenberg Program on Online Communities, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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