I am a grammar snob. There, I said it. Proper grammar is important. I love the Oxford comma. I am an Oxford comma advocate. It hurts my soul to witness the abuse of a comma, an apostrophe, or see an intelligent sentence demolished by incorrect modifiers, adverbs, or verb use. My God, above all, I have to hand my biggest grammar-related pet peeve to LIE, AND LAY. LAY REQUIRES A DIRECT OBJECT, EVERYONE. I will lay this out on the table for you– you lie down to take a nap. Repeat after me: lie, lay, or lain is what you do, did, or have done. Lay, laid, or laid, is what you place, placed, or have placed. Oh… Wait, here’s another good one– not only… but also. Not only did I declare myself as a grammar snob, but I also made this e-card to go with it:
So, folks, my message to you, use proper grammar to make the world a better place.