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Alumna’s blog linked to national site

A blog written by Meredith Berman Ellis '04 is now one of the links from a national grammar site,

Ellis and her sister, Daniele Berman Jackson, who call themselves The Syntax Sisters ( write about language and grammar, while answering questions about using the English language and trying to keep it light and funny. A recent posting discusses peak and peek and plagiarism, and recommends books for those who want more, including Strunk & White's “Elements of Style,” Lynne Truss's “Eats Shoots and Leaves,” and William Zinsser's On Writing Well,” among other favorites.

Ellis, an English major who graduated summa cum laude, says she owes her success to the Colleges' English department.

She completed honors and minored in anthropology, was named to the dean's list and was a member of Hai Timiai and Thel. She is now an adjunct instructor at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. Her husband, Bradley J. Ellis '03, is pursuing a Ph.D. in reading and language arts at Syracuse University.

Check out Their blog and GrammarDay.