This post is approximately 800 words and talks about grammar. I mean, a lot. Now’s your chance to flee.
Still here? Cool. Now we can nerd out about grammar without the eye-rolling judgment of boring people.
This will be the first in a series of recurring posts about English grammar. As a person who delights in the rules (and their exceptions), the eccentricities, and the history of the language, you’d be forgiven for assuming I’d be a crusty curmudgeon about the guidelines, norms, and other grammatical commandments. And often, you’d be right. But it also means I put a tremendous amount of brainpower into thinking about the rules.
And how I’m going to break them.