Infographic: How to handle—and avoid becoming—a grammar troll

To celebrate National Grammar Day, here is a lighthearted guide to controlling your impulse to correct people’s grammar—and, if you happen to slip up yourself, tips to deflect the snark headed your way.

I recently came across a meme that read, “My life is a constant battle between wanting to correct grammar and wanting to have friends.”

In one sentence, it perfectly describes the struggle of every devoted linguist.

If you’ve ever had to bite your tongue or sit on your hands to stop yourself from verbally or electronically correcting someone’s grammar, this infographic from Grammarly is for you.

In honor of National Grammar Day on March 4, the infographic explains how to use your writing prowess for good, so you can educate people about grammar without risking friendships.

Alternatively, if you’ve ever been the victim of harsh grammar critiques, it provides satisfying, yet polite, comebacks.

Check it out:

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