Saturday, September 24, 2011
I'm usually the one who takes all the reading and writing and the mister is anything technical. That's basically everything else.
So I read the directions and freeze.
It's basic English rules for grammar. This is something I should be very good at. Instead I realize that I've been making a horrible mistake-- a LOT!!
I'm scanning in my mind how many times I've made this mistake and mortification sets in.
The basic rule is to put commas between lists connected with and, or, but ect. In my defense someone with a wide educational back ground informed me that you do not put a comma on the last word before the "connecting" word.
So I've been doing it like this...
I went to the store and bought milk, eggs, bread and cheese.
The rule says you should be doing....
I went to the store and bought milk, eggs, bread, and cheese.
So my sixth grader is officially smarter than me.
The world as I know it is over.
Anybody with me?