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Gran and her Grammar!

Now that you are using LIE and LAY properly,  let’s discuss the uses of THAT and WHO…. And while we’re at it, maybe WHOM. In this age of communication, clarity is enhanced by proper grammar. Not to be stuffy, just clear.

For instance:

Beyond the parking lot in Capitola Village is a stairway up to Depot Hill THAT has 86 stairs. The view from the top is one THAT stuns everyone WHO has managed the climb. Those steps are a challenge to me WHO used to be proud of her walking/climbing abilities. My granddaughter is one WHO jogs up and down those steps several times to my one ascent. She is the one on WHOM I would bet to win almost any race.

Here’s another:

Over 50 years ago, our infant sons were guarded by Duffer who was our cocker spaniel. He kept strangers who were too curious away as he sat by the baby buggy parked out beneath a tree full of fluttering, fascinating leaves. Then, as the boys grew and played in the front yard, Duffer chased cars THAT were coming too fast down our hill. (more…)

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