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Happy Grammar Day! The Top 10 Grammar Posts on ‘Get to the Point!’

By Theda C. Snyder

Reaction to the first “Get to the Point” National Grammar Day post in 2014 showed that lawyers could really get worked up about grammar. Since then, we’ve published monthly posts about how to improve your communication skills.

The “Get to the Point” Top 10

To celebrate National Grammar Day 2021, here is the countdown of the top 10 “Get to the Point” grammar posts.

10. Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms, oh my!: “Sufferin’ Suffixes”

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9. Parallelism: “Parallel Persuasion”

8. How to avoid convoluted sentence structure: “With, Not Who, for Things; Who, Not That, for People”

7. “Aberrant Apostrophes”

6.About Your Love Affair with the Hyphen”

5. A Roman walks into a bar — and gets his plurals wrong: “A Roman Walks Into a Bar …”

4. As Shakespeare never said: “To Comma, Or Not to Comma: You May Be Getting It Wrong”

3. It’s not alright: “It’s the Word Most Often Used Incorrectly”

2. Try to (not “try and”) get this right: “To Infinitive and Beyond”

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1. And the original “Get to The Point” grammar column from Grammar Day 2014: “Happy National Grammar Day! Lawyers’ Top Three Grammar Goof-ups”

Happy National Grammar Day!

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Categories: Communicating, Get to the Point, Grammar, Legal Writing, Vocabulary
Originally published March 4, 2021
Last updated March 8, 2021
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Theda C. Snyder

Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates civil disputes, workers’ compensation and insurance coverage cases, including COVID-19 related coverage disputes, in person or by video. Teddy has practiced in a variety of settings and frequently speaks and writes about settlements and the business of law. She was a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and is the author of four ABA books, including “Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips, 4th Edition” as well as “Personal Injury Case Evaluation” available on Amazon.com. Based in Los Angeles, Teddy can be found at SnyderMediations.com and on Twitter @SnyderMediation.

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