I am so excited to host The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks' first ever book giveaway!
In honor of tomorrow, National Grammar Day, Macmillan Press has generously offered me a book to give away to celebrate. I chose The Grammar Devotional because I think it's a really great prize! I've been a fan of Mignon Fogarty's Grammar Girl podcasts for years, and this book reflects many of the things I like about her style. Fogarty approaches grammar questions in a way that at once avoids over-simplifying and unnecessary complexity. I also find her examples whimsical, amusing and clarifying. I got The Grammar Devotional as a Christmas gift and I like having it around for entertainment and reference.*
I'm running this contest from now until 5 pm eastern time on Friday. To enter, comment on this post with the following information:
1) your email address so I can contact you if you win
2) your favorite grammatical element or rule (mine is probably quotation marks (duh), but I'm also a big fan of a well-placed semicolon)
I'll chose a winner using a random number generator after the contest has ended. Please only one entry per person.
Please tell your friends about this contest! And also join in the other fun and exciting events for National Grammar Day, or make up your own way to celebrate (It's a work from home day for me, or you know I'd be obnoxiously celebrating at school somehow). Thanks for reading this blog and celebrating our quirky language year round!
*the fact that I find a grammar book entertaining is mostly a reflection on Fogarty's excellence but also my own dorkiness.
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