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 [...]
How many times has someone “corrected” you when you’ve said, “I feel bad,” telling you it should be “I feel badly”?
When people are overcorrected they begin to feel a [...]
Every once in a while, copy editors must decide whether to make a sentence grammatically correct or to let it slide for the sake of readability.
When like is used [...]