I came upon some information about a website when I was reading one of my writing books. There is a website called the grammar lady. Now I think it is very helpful to have grammar help. Believe me, I know I have a run-on sentence habit like no one else. However, what I found so interesting about this website is that they also have a hotline available M-F from 9 to 5. Well, apparently, they used to have one; however, I couldn’t find it on the current website. I imagine they got bombarded with urgent phone calls and had to discontinue the service. Can’t you just hear the frantic phone calls?
“Grammar lady, my husband just split an infinitive. Should I leave him?”
“I can’t remember how to diagram a sentence and my in-laws are staying the weekend.”
“Should I not never use a double negative or is it not never helpful?”
“I’m having a dinner party tonight and can’t get my subject and verb to agree.”
“My son’s modifiers have been dangling for weeks now. Does he need treatment?”
“Grammar lady, Tom has been speaking in the third person, what should Tom do? Tom would not being calling you if Tom wasn’t serious about needing help. Tom is annoying everyone Tom speaks to.”
Yep, the Emily Post of grammar could get no rest. The phone was ringing off the hook with grammar emergencies. And you thought your life was difficult.