Hi there, grammar-loving friends! I'm sorry for taking such a long break from my blog and website; it's been a super busy year. I moved, found a rewarding full-time job, adopted a wonderful cat named Topher, and ended up with a constantly full plate seemingly overnight. But, I'm back! And, excited to put some focus [...]
Category: Grammar Lessons
To Split or Not to Split… That is the Question about Infinitives
As an editor, this is the #1 question I get. Is it OK to use split infinitives? Lots of sources provide conflicting opinions. Many, like Oxford English Dictionary's Language Matters, say "yes." But, I say "no." Sure, split infinitives have become a part of American English convention. But, that does not mean using them is correct or the [...]
I'm not sure about all of you, but I've been a huge "Weird Al" Yankovic fan for years. His newest singles have been released in the past few days, and they're better than some of the parodies he's written in years. One new single deserved its own blog post: Word Crimes. It is a bit [...]
Who is “she”?
(Photo taken from the Grammarly Facebook Page) One of my past editing instructors loved giving us grammar lessons about pronoun usage and why placement matters, so this issue has been drilled into my brain! I saw this on Facebook today and thought it was a great example. Technically, Amanda has the problem because pronouns refer [...]