Grammar Friday

man_question_markToday’s two grammar tips:

  • Don’t say, “He’s taller than me.” Say, “He’s taller than I.” You can remember this by recognizing that the full sentence would be, “He’s taller than I am.”
  • A comma is not strong enough by itself to separate two independent clauses. This is wrong: “We went to the ocean last summer, I learned to swim.” This is right: “We went to the ocean last summer. I learned to swim.” This is also right: “We went to the ocean last summer; I learned to swim.”

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