Category: Grammar

So the other day, I found this old CD simply labeled, “Rap Mix.” Since then, I keep having this song pop into my head. You’re probably asking yourself what on Earth this has to do with grammar. Today, I want …

Don’t Call It a Come Back | A Lesson on Compound Words Read More »

For a while now, it’s been bugging me whether to use optimum or optimal. Same with minimum and minimal. But I don’t have a need to use maximal… despite it being a word, too. So -um or -al? Think about …

Optimal Minimum? When to Use -um or -al Read More »

I hope everyone in the northern hemisphere is enjoying a good summer. Or should it be this? I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying a good Summer. It seems Some People feel the need to Capitalize Words They …

Summer in the North: To Capitalize or Not? Read More »

Punctuation… by now you hopefully realize it’s super important. But why is it equally as difficult to master? Well, like so many things with the English language, there are debates over correct usage and stylistic flair, and of course things …

Apostrophes Read More »

Have you been hearing the use of “they” in the singular lately? If you watch Bull, you have, even if you didn’t notice it. When on the stand, a priest—who was trying to keep a confessor’s identity secret—managed to use …

Singular They | How Acceptable Is It? Read More »