A warm welcome from Anna Nolan (England)
The main aim of this website is to reach you through my blog, Flaming English, in which I write largely about English grammar, punctuation and usage, trying to do so in a light-hearted way whenever appropriate. Magnificent as English undoubtedly is, it is strewn with usage booby-traps, and I have been researching these language snares for decades. During this fascinating adventure, I have culled tens of thousands of examples, many of them highlighting lapses which are unintentionally hilarious, and the harvest continues. Many of those selected for my books and articles have, I hope, enlivened them with humour, and, in my blog, I try to maintain the playful tone.
But let me introduce myself first: I am a linguist/ grammarian, author/ blogger and editor with a penchant for irreverent satire and humorous ditties. My two burning passions are English grammar and mountains, both of which I indulge with utter abandon. After working as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and broadcaster, I spent many years running public examinations, developing national qualifications, carrying out linguistic research, copy-editing and penning articles and books on English grammar, punctuation and usage. I hope that Flaming English will earn the ultimate accolade of being worthy of your attention.
Links to, and information about, the books I have written/ contributed to can be found on the Books page.
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