grammar myth

En’s name is weird when you’re Finnish because “en” means “I don’t”, “I won’t”, maybe “I wouldn’t” or sometimes “I’m not”, like once I had a text post drafted for a text post meme with tags “en sanois näin”, in English, “en would say this”, but in Finnish it literally reads as “I wouldn’t say this” and I stared at it for a couple of seconds confused about why it was in my drafts and why did I say I wouldn’t say it when it was, in fact, a relatable text post, until I realized that oh!! It’s about En!!

Grammar myth: It’s wrong to answer “I’m good” to the question “How are you?”

Keep in mind that

  1. “I’m well” isn’t wrong (but it’s more of a declaration of your health or financial stability);
  2. “I’m good” is like “I’m fine”;
  3. When you say “I’m good” in response to “How are you?” no one is seriously going to think that you mean “I am a good person” (which is what a lot of critics claim).

Our job is done here. Peace out.

What’s Up with Starting a Sentence with “And,” “Or,” “But” or “So”?

It’s time to go myth-busting—grammar style! 🙌

💁 So what we’re saying is that this grammar myth is officially busted.

But if your teacher is adamant against the use of conjunctions at the start of sentences, do what he or she says. (You need the grade.) 👍

dilettantishly  asked:

Is it correct to say: "These are the universities to which I am applying"? Or "These are the colleges I'm applying to"?

They’re both correct.

However, Grammar Nazis will (wrongly) insist that “These are the universities I am applying to“ is wrong because it is a sentence that ends with a preposition.

Don’t fall for their lies.