I’m the one that silently judges your grammar. It doesn’t matter whether it’s social media, a work email, or a text in the middle of the night.

I get it. English is a weird language. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though, right?

We’ve all seen the grammatical errors where commas are missed. You talk about eating family and other things. It makes it sound as though you’re a cannibal. If you’re not careful, the wrong person could read your message and call the cops. You just forgot a comma. You didn’t off your grandma…right?

Let’s just agree on this. Use commas. Don’t be a psycho.

Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.

I’d rather use proper grammar so I can say what I mean without anyone wondering what I was talking about. You know, like when I talk about quality erections. That wasn’t a typo. It’s what is really important in life. Pole barns should be erected with the highest quality, should they not?

The Past, the Present, and the Future Walk into a Bar

As you can imagine, it was tense.

Seriously, though. The tense in which you write matters. If you are talking about the future but write in the past tense, people may not know what your plans are. You could be talking about a party you want to have, and instead, people will assume you’re talking about a party you already had. Want to know what happens? No one shows.

Dear people of the world,

I don’t mean to sound slutty but use me whenever you want.

Proper Grammar

You don’t want to be the person who throws a party in Sherman Country and no one shows up, do you? That’s what I thought. As such, just be sure to check your tense before you hit “send.”

This is a good rule to remember. And if grammar isn’t your strong suit, you may want to get used to apologizing to people. Prepare for a lifetime of being corrected.

Good Grammar Can Change Your Life

The good news is that as you improve your grammar, people will be able to understand more of what you’re talking about. You can get through entire conversations without people scratching their heads. It could change your entire life. You’ll suddenly get that raise because your boss can understand your ideas. And you’ll make friends because you’ll know how to communicate with them. Plus, if you invite people over, they’ll know that it’s happening in the future instead of having already happened.

Grammar can help you to live a better life.

Want to know what else can help you to live a better life in Sherman Country? A pole barn. It may not be in your past or your present, but it can certainly be in your future. And since your future is going to be filled with more friends and popularity, you might as well build a space where you can spend your time. A pole building can be customized to become a man cave, a she shed, or anything else you can dream up.

Be Clear

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Grammar can be a problem because it leads to mixed messages. Some of the grammatical errors you may fall victim to include:

  • Verb tense errors
  • Subject-Verb agreement errors
  • Pronoun errors
  • Double negatives
  • Sentence fragments
  • Dangling modifiers
  • Apostrophes


Just remember back to 10th grade English class.

Just remember back to 10th grade English class. Any time you got an essay back, there were likely some marks made by a red pen. And if you’re like me, you never really learned from your mistakes. That meant that every essay had the same dangling modifiers. The teacher would circle the same subject-verb agreements. She was probably more disappointed in you than anyone else during that time of your life.

I’m glad she’s not around to read my work emails. Her disappointment likely wouldn’t improve.

That being said, I’m a firm believer in saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Grammar helps with that. Otherwise, there’s no telling when your words can come back to haunt you.

I don’t want no windows on my shed. Most people will likely assume that you don’t want windows on your shed. However, since it’s a double negative, they cancel each other out. It means that if you order from the grammar police, you’re not getting windows on your shed.

Don’t worry, though. If you order a shed from us, we’ll be sure to find out if you actually want windows or not.

Write without fear

Can’t Win an Argument?

There’s a saying: If you cannot win an argument, correct their grammar instead.

We’ve all seen how that happens. It is usually in the middle of an online argument. Someone realizes they have a flaw in their logic. Rather than apologizing and exiting the conversation, they go into attack mode. They attack the person’s spelling, use of commas, and any other kind of grammatical error they can sink their teeth into.

An attack on grammar is never pretty, but it happens a lot.

I’d rather win the argument and do so with impeccable grammar. Perhaps that’s the perfectionist in me. If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.



That brings me back around to the pole barn. If you’re going to have an erection somewhere in Sherman Country, it should be a quality one. Otherwise, why even bother? One gust of wind shouldn’t knock it down. This isn’t the story of the three little pigs. If a wolf comes huffing, you need to be confident that your shelter isn’t going to fall down around you.

Sherman Pole Buildings have been producing quality erections for over 40 years. Whether you live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Kansas, you can have an impressive pole building used for any purpose. We’ve had customers use them as residential homes, ag buildings, man caves, storage facilities, and even microbreweries. The possibilities are endless.

When you’re ready to talk to us about erecting a pole building that can meet your needs, give us a call or send us a line. Just remember to use proper grammar. Otherwise, we’re going to wonder about what you really want.

And remember, commas can save lives.

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