Grammar Captive’s 1st Anniversary

One full year has passed since the first version of the Grammar Captive website was uploaded to the internet.

It has been a very long year with numerous and major set-backs.  Still, many good things have happened.  And, in celebration of today’s anniversary, I would like to bring to your attention to the newest feature of the  developmental podcast host page.

From this moment forward each new podcast will be tagged with one of five categories including Concept, Form and Use, or one of the three Grammar Captive techniques: Clausal Analysis, Linear Analysis, and Socratic Inversion.  Not only will users be able to select podcasts according to category, but all podcasts will be listed in order of their publication with the most recent appearing first.

Under the category Chronology all podcasts, no matter their category tag are listed together in chronological order.

Although no podcast has yet been produced, click on the heading Chronology in the podcast hostpage‘s navigation bar.  You will know that you have reached the end when you have clicked on a link called Click and Listen and the selected podcast appears.  Enjoy!

It was a major technical feat to achieve this highly organized display style, but it was well worth the effort.  For now, users will be able to find what they are looking for with a minimum of effort.


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