What are your favorite things in grammar?
Here are some of ours!
Interrobang: a punction mark ‽ designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory rhetorical question.
Example: You call that a cat‽
Kenning: a metaphorical compound word or phrase used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.
Example: a bone-cage = a body.
Oxford Comma: a comma used to separate the second-to-last item in a list from a final item introduced by the conjunction and or or
Example: She thanked her parents, Dolly Parton, and Jay-Z.
Em Dash: a dash that is one em wide; the em dash can function like a comma, a colon, or a parenthesis
Example: I and Justin—no not that one, the other Justin—are going out tonight.
Garden Path Sentences: a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader’s most likely interpretation will be incorrect
Example: The old man the boat.
Zeugma: the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words, usually in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only one
Example: She opened the door and her heart to the homeless boy.
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