My post today at The Chicago Manual of Style Shop Talk blog:
Those of you who use social media are used to seeing comments from sticklers who object to any deviation from the grammar rules they learned. The following sentences would not likely pass their inspection. Can you tell why?
Sentence 1. At the donut shop she had trouble getting her order out.
Sentence 2. Hopefully, none of the donuts are gone.
Sentence 3. But etiquette forced me to share the donuts.
People who are fuzzy on the rules might fail sentence 1 for . . .
Photo: Performance installation by William Forsythe and Kendall Thomas, United Nations Office at Geneva.