Does grammar rally matter? Grammar Girl responds

Research on grammar and improving writing: Teaching Grammar in Context
Thoughts from Jeff Anderson, author of Mechanically Inclined:
Jeff Anderson's blog
Notable Sentences Blog
Why not have some fun with grammar? Online grammar games

Oh, what a difference punctuation makes:

Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy--will you let me be yours?

Jane


Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?

Yours,

Jane

Human speller or spell checker?

I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC
It highlights for my review
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I ran this poem thru it
I'm sure your pleased to no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My checker told me sew.