“Today grammar connotes everything unglamourous: absentminded professors; fussy schoolteachers; British grammazons…; nagging perfectionists; pedantic correctionists; high school students asleep at their desks, stalactites of drool hanging from their lips. Long lost from grammar are associations with power, magic, enchantment and mystical energy.”
—Roy Peter Clark, wordman, writer, educator, journalist and author of The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English, 2010
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Kristen Hare, “What are your biggest grammar pet peeves?” Poynter.org
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