Contest: Twitter-Up Your Grammar SkillsMarch 19th, 2009 by Michael Kwan
From time to time, I publish a Grammar 101 post here, talking about less and fewer, compliment and complement, and other common mistakes that people make with everyday language. It seems that I’m not the only one who does this kind of thing.
Up for grabs is a free copy of Booher’s Rules of Business Grammar: 101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the Most Common Errors by Dianna Booher. This book contains 101 lessons on all kinds of common grammar mistakes. The chapters are concise, straightforward, and contain great memory tips. Expect a more comprehensive review of Booher’s Rules of Business Grammar at some point in the future.
Dianna Booher had previously previously published books on speaking with confidence, writing for the 21st century, and other related topics. I’d say that she is quite the respected professional in the field.
So, how can you win? First, you’ll need to follow me on Twitter. Then, some time between now and next Thursday, I’ll send out a grammar-related question via Twitter and the first follower to provide the correct response wins the book! To make sure that you’re response gets through, you’ll want to format your tweet as follows:
@michaelkwan Here is the answer to the question. http://tinyurl.com/btrgrammar
Please include that exact tinyurl in your tweet as that will lead back to this contest page. In the event that more than one follower sends the response at the same time, the winner will be determined by the order the replies appear on the Twitter replies page.
I will ship to anywhere in the world with reasonable postal service. Antarctica is off-limits, but Malaysia is fine (for example).
Keep a close eye on my Twitter feed in the next seven days. You never know when I may pose my contest question! Good luck!
We have a winner! I asked a grammar question on Monday afternoon, and Ray Ebersole was the first to respond correctly. Yes, the same Ray Ebersole who won my other contest. Congratulations, Ray! Thanks for being a dedicated reader and follower.