Category: Grammar

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Punctuation… what is it good for? Don’t say, “Absolutely nothing!” Having worked with itty-bitties who have a tendency to not yet get the concept of run-on sentences, I know that the occasional punctuation mark can change gibberish into an interesting …

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