Casagrande's Reasons To Address Grammar Snobs

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The different tones of the two excerpts emphasize both authors’ reasons to address grammar snobs. In accordance to Emma, I also enjoyed the second article's mocking tone and its utilization of humor, overall making it a more informal article. Casagrande’s point that everyone is susceptible to grammar misusage (“all grammar bullies get their comeuppance”) shows her disdain towards the e-mails from sanctimonious readers who sought pleasure from discrediting her own grammar. Casagrande mocks the pretentious people who use grammar as a way to feel superior, including Truss for being a, “punctuation vigilante” (34). Overall, her argument seems to go against Truss’ call for action. While Truss wants sticklers to not tolerate the seeming deterioration

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