The dreaded semicolon. This little guy can really throw people for a loop. Maybe it’s the look of it – it’s not quite a comma, not quite a colon. What [...]
What’s the difference between “compare with” and “compare to,” anyway? Let’s compare the two phrases.
According to The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, “To compare [...]
What’s the difference between grammar and style? It’s similar to the difference between a dictate and a suggestion — when a copy editor marks a change because it’s grammatically incorrect, [...]
It’s literally the worst thing to ever happen to the English language.
Merriam-Webster added a second definition under its literally entry, recognizing that the original — a synonym for “actually” [...]
When’s the last time you read an ad that was several paragraphs or even a few sentences long? The most effective advertising — especially in magazines, websites and billboards — [...]
Copy editors are taught that over should be reserved for spatial relationships, as in “The cow jumped over the moon,” and more than be used with numerals. Josh’s salary didn’t [...]