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esl fumblerules grammar

You’ve probably come across a couple of articles that shared
some funny grammar rulesĀ  such as:

“Verbs has to agree with their subjects.”

or

“Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!”

I found the original list written by William Safir andĀ published
in 1979 in the New York Times.

Years later they were shared on the internet and became a sort of a meme.
The rules are funny and brilliant, and I think they can be used in any
ESL/EFL class as perfect examples of common grammar mistakes.

So here’s a little activity that you can do with your higher level students.

Download the worksheet>>>Funny Grammar Rules Activity

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