Your or you’re?
I may be an ol’ stick-in-themud when it comes to English grammar, but I was privileged to have received a superior education in that subject. It has become increasingly distressing to hear official San Antonio agencies, companies and organizations — even our news media — continually disregard the rules of grammar in favor of erroneous grammar usage.
For example, when I call VIA, I hear the outgoing message, “Be prepared to tell us where you’re
at.” I cringe every time at the improper use of a dangling preposition. Saying, “Tell us where you are,” would suffice. No one seems to be able to correctly spell and differentiate between your (second person possessive) and you’re (a contraction of you are). I could go on and on.
Sadly, the Texas education system still ranks near the bottom nationally, but can’t the seventh largest city in the U.S. show some educated leadership in correct grammar usage? to estimate cost versus effectiveness. I would ask that the experiment be performed by an independent outstanding research university such as Cambridge University in London, or similar autonomous center of excellence that is untouched by our political wrangling. Results shall be openly published in a peer-reviewed science journal. the Raptors game, I would have been booing loudly for Leonard. His fight was with the team, not the players. Failing to show up for the playoffs and cheer on his teammates was unforgivable. Hence, he deserved to be booed loudly.
MacArthur High School senior Vanessa Piñeda (right) works on reading and grammar with Anisha Howlander during MacTeach. This is where students help tutor students from area elementary schools — including some international refugees.