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Grammarian
Being Grammarian is truly an exercise in expanding your listening skills. You have two basic responsibilities: first, to introduce new words to members, and second, to comment on the use of English during the course of the meeting.

Prior to the meeting
Select a "Word of the Day" (if appropriate). It should be a word that will help us increase our vocabulary-a word that can easily be incorporated into everyday conversation but which is different from the way we usually express ourselves. An adjective or adverb is suggested since they are more adaptable than a noun or verb, but feel free to select your own special word.

In letters large enough to be seen from the back of the room, print your word, the part of speech, and a brief definition. Prepare a sentence as an example of how to use your word.

Prepare a brief explanation of the duties of the grammarian for the benefit of the guests.

Upon arrival at the meeting
Place your visual aid at the front of the room where it can be seen by all. Make a list of everyone present.

During the meeting
When introduced prior to Table Topics, announce the Word of the Day, state its part of speech (noun, etc.), define it, use it in a sentence, and request that anyone speaking during any part of the meeting use it. Briefly explain the role of the grammarian.

Throughout the meeting, listen to everyone's word usage. Mark on your list any awkward use or misuse of the language (incomplete sentences, sentences that change direction in midstream, incorrect grammar, malapropisms, etc.) with a note of who erred. Write down who used the Word of the Day (or a derivative of it) and note those who used it correctly or incorrectly.

When called on by the general evaluator during the evaluation segment, stand by your chair and give your report. Try to offer the correct usage in every instance where there was a misuse instead of only explaining what was wrong. Report on creative language usage and announce who used the Word of the Day (or a derivative of it) correctly or incorrectly.

After the meeting
Give the completed grammarian's record to the Treasurer (for collection of fines, if appropriate).
DateName
Thu, Jul 02, 20Sabal E
Thu, Jul 09, 20Tracy D
Thu, Jul 16, 20Sheldon B
Thu, Aug 06, 20Anton C
Thu, Aug 20, 20Elham S
Thu, Aug 27, 20Elissa M
Thu, Sep 03, 20Andrew H
Thu, Sep 10, 20Elissa M
Thu, Sep 17, 20Gabriela Z
Thu, Sep 24, 20Sheldon B
Thu, Oct 01, 20Anton C
Thu, Oct 08, 20John Y
Thu, Oct 15, 20Peter L
Thu, Oct 22, 20Gabriela Z
Thu, Oct 29, 20Soula P
Thu, Nov 05, 20Elham S
Thu, Nov 12, 20Gabriela Z
Thu, Nov 19, 20Elissa M
Thu, Nov 26, 20Dasong Z
Thu, Dec 03, 20Amy P
Thu, Dec 10, 20[Open]
Thu, Dec 17, 20[Open]
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