Stories tagged: grammar
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Front Porch: A serious thing, that serial comma
Normal people don’t really care about the proper deployment of commas, but there are those of us who are not so normal, people who spend way too much time thinking …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2011
Warning: This column contains grammatic errata, etc.
The woman on the phone was accusing me of gerund abuse. At least, I think she was accusing me. She was a bit more passive than that. She just wanted …
Thu., April 2, 2009
With words if it smells wrong, it probably is
Recently I did a little rant in this space about cell phones, their excessive use in public and how over-geegawed they’ve become. Some of you agreed with me and others …