Did you skip your summer vacation and now regret it? Do you think you need a break from your workaday world? You might just need a vacation if you’re a professional writer and think that “taking to the open shores” sounds appealing:
You might need a vacation if you think a TV show like “Iron Chef” is OK without quotation marks, and if you think there really is a show called “Chef V City’s.” (There isn’t, but there is one called “Chefs vs. City.”) You might need a break if you think the capitalized the is correct. If “all station stops” means something to you, you might have a problem that even a vacation can’t help.
If “those names register to you” registers with you, you could use a cruise — preferably one that includes English lessons:
You might need a break if you think this apostrophe is right:
If the whole “sitting on a boat hot tub” thing sounds right to you, consider packing your bags right now.
If you don’t know it’s the History channel (with a capital letter), head over to Travelocity and make some reservations:
Anything here look wrong to you?
No? Then I’m mortified by the absence of your ability to grasp simple English phrases and recognize incorrect spelling. After your vacay, try a class in grammar; it should be a rite of passage for any writer. Find one that includes a lesson in ending a sentence with some sort of punctuation.
You might need more than a week away if you make these mistakes: The missing hyphen in tell-all, the missing comma before then, the missing quotation marks around missed opportunity, the lowercase pronoun I, the misspelled mispelled, and the unnecessary apostrophe. They all indicate a seriously stressed-out mind (or an extremely uncaring, careless, and ignorant writer):
Are you up for one last test? Did you realize that there needs to be a comma before Richard and that haven’t is a contraction requiring an apostrophe?
Ready for that vacation? All I ask is that you take this writer from Yahoo! Shine with you.