grammar

Ah, possessives.  They drive us crazy. In an ideal world, the writers of dictionaries and the big kahunas of language would decide that a new language structure to supplant those evil possessives MUST be put into effect, and we’d never have to worry about adding an apostrophe in the wrong spot ever again.  Our lives […]

Here at Hollaback Health, we are ALL about expressing your enthusiasm. We love it when bloggers are excited about what they’re telling us. We relish being surprised (and seeing you get surprised) in your posts, and we want to get on the rooftop and holla along when you celebrate your health successes, fitness triumphs, and […]

Grammar Grabs: Wielding the Red Pen

by Rachel on January 26, 2011 · 7 comments

We talk a lot about good grammar and about good commenting, but I got a comment on my blog the other day that brought up a good point: how to comment on a blog that features a lot of bad grammar. It was on my post about how to start a blog. The comment said: […]

Grammar Grabs: Their, There, They’re

by Laura on January 13, 2011 · 7 comments

The two most exciting moments of my kindergarten life were when I learned to spell “beautiful” correctly… And when I learned to use these three top offenders correctly. So, in the spirit of the New Year, of looking back (man, did I have a lot of colorful corduroys when I was 5!) and looking forward […]

Just because the holiday season makes us busy and throws a wrench into our plans doesn’t mean it should do the same to our grammar! ‘Tis the season to talk about workouts derailed, cookies overindulged in, blog posts sidelined, presents not bought for people you didn’t think required a present — all the things we […]

Five Words…That Just Aren’t Words

by Laura on October 29, 2010 · 30 comments

A quickie for you this week — for your printing, pasting, and disseminating pleasure! Alot. Not a word.  Unless you’re talking about “allot” or “allotting” (two l’s), as in “I am allotting zero time to hate following blogs I don’t like,” or “I went through my weekly allotment of crunchy almond butter and now I […]

Good morning, readers new and old! I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for the amazing discussion you began on my post about the Marie Claire article yesterday. We at Hollaback have been reading each thoughtful, well-written comment and pulling out ideas for future posts, as well as noting the suggestions […]

Grammar Grabs: “It’s” Versus “Its”

by Laura on September 20, 2010 · 10 comments

The single grammar mistake that makes me — and many a Hollaback girl — want to break out into Power Puff-like tears is the misuse and abuse of its/it’s.  It makes me sad, crazy, and all kinds of irrational. Now, I know that this can be a source of frustration because spell check doesn’t pick […]

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