A poem about grammar – don’t be put off
It’s meant to make you smile.
You might even like it, it’s not very long –
It’ll only take a while. 🙂
“I” before “e” except after “c”
Is no longer taught in schools
Because it is not accurate
But there are other rules
To heed when we do writing.
There’s so much we can forget
And get it wrong, it frustrates some
And fills them with regret
That people seem so stupid
And sentences go on forever with no punctuation and you dont no whats being said you cant understand what their trying to say cos they spel it all bad and the grammers wurse
And that little example
Just messed up my nice verse!
The thing I hate the most –
Misuse of the apostrophe,
Especially when it’s there when
It really shouldn’t be!
“Todays special – pork chop’s, potato’s
Yorkshire pud and pea’s”
It’s an extreme example
But try to be careful, please!
If you’re not sure if they are right
Just leave them out instead
It’s better than too many.
That just messes with my head!
My grammar isn’t perfect
But I do not use text speak.
I try so hard to get it right
Maybe I’m just a freak.
There’s something that I love to do,
It’s wrong, I’ve known a while –
A lot of exclamation marks!!!
I do it, it’s my style!!!!! 🙂 (Get over it!!! lol)
Should I be more understanding
Of those who find it hard?
“You’re” is “you are” but shortened,
Get it wrong, your writing’s marred. (“Your” = something that belongs to you.)
I wish people would take more care
Bad errors make me frantic.
“Your welcome” 😦 (mat?) – it makes me mad.
I can’t help it, I’m pedantic!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
What grammatical errors wind you up?
I’d really love to know.
No full stops? Spelling? Just write them down
In the comments box, below.