Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2014’

Hey Brian: Why No Apostrophe in Possessive Its?


In this post, I answer a question from a Facebook follower who wonders why there’s no apostrophe in the possessive pronoun its.

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New Improvements and a Special Offer


I’ve discussed before my reasons for hosting this blog. I love to teach and talk about writing, language, and words. …

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Further or Farther?


When I was budding young grammar Nazi, the distinction between the modifiers further and farther was a particular peeve of mine. I cannot tell you where I first learned that farther was to be reserved for literal distances…

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5 Common Problems with Comparatives and Superlatives


Adjectives and adverbs come in three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. When comparing or contrasting two or more things, we use the comparative or superlative degrees. This article addresses five common mistakes people make when using these degrees of comparison.

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