Saturday, April 27, 2013

Xceptions to Grammar Rules

Yes, there are eXceptions to just about any rule ever made ... probably. :) I've been typing a lot about grammar rules this week. Your turn.

What's your favorite grammar rule EXCEPTION?

List it below in the comments, and I will give away a prize to a random winner. Yes, list more than one exception, get entered into the drawing for each entry.

What's the prize?

Actually, there's no prize.

Let's just play for fun. Come on. You can do it.

List your favorite exception to a grammar rule.


  1. I think my favorite exception has to be the use of sentence fragments in writing fiction. I use them for emphasis, and I, perhaps, abuse them a little too often!


  2. I don't like all the exceptions to grammar, but this one I find most confusing:

    Use i before e, except after c, or when sounded as "EYE" or "AY"; as in Einstein and weigh. Neither, weird, foreign, leisure, seize, forfeit, and height, are Exceptions spelled right. But don't let the C-I-E-N words get you uptight!


  3. I have to agree with Ingrid too LOL Also, I really like the photographs you included in this post. Nice :)

  4. I have to agree with both Ingrid and Jenn. I before e has never made sense to me!
    Margo - thanks for stopping by my blog! I know I'm behind on visiting, but I'm getting around to it ;)

  5. What's your favorite grammar rule EXCEPTION?

    When my reader sees an obvious rule violation in my writing and they ponder, "Wait a minute, did she do that on purpose? Is there an underlying meaning to what she did? I don't get it. I'm too stupid to get her clever, witty intention!"

    MWAHAHAHAHAHA!! *small evil laughter*

  6. I'm still trying to figure out the English grammar, forget the exceptions! I love Diane's little evil :)

  7. My favorite exception is the comma with the coordinating conjunction and 2 independent clauses rule. How you can leave it out if the they are balanced or brief.

    So what exactly does that mean? I have yet to find a definition of brief or balanced. I'll have to go to your comma post to see if you address this.

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