At this time of year, we often reflect on our lives and blessings and proclaim our gratitude for the people and things around us. For me, I’m thankful that I don’t work for a Web site like Yahoo! Shine, where the editorial standards are lower than those you’d find in a high school newspaper.
If you asked people what they’re grateful for, their answers might surprise you:
I’d be grateful for a professional writer who knows how to perform a simple spell-check. This word doesn’t have multiple Ts:
Or a writer who knows that the school is Hofstra University:
And this other school is Temple University. It’s one thing to make a mistake once in a while, but to make mistakes every day? That’s just a common, everyday occurrence on Shine. I’m thankful that I learned at an early age that you need to include little words, like an, in some sentences:
You don’t have to be a psychologist to see that this isn’t right:
You don’t have to be a grammarian to know that an apostrophe is no substitute for a quotation mark and that dinnertime is one word:
If someone suggests that you take a class in grammar, or at least learn to match a verb with its subject, you should be grateful for the advice:
What are you thankful for?