Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900). Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art …
On my Facebook page today, I shared a quiz created by Richard Lederer on his Verbivore blog. I’ve been a …
Use figures of speech: Similes. Of the figures of speech, similes are among the most common. A simile is a …
Arguments get pretty ugly these days. But they don’t have to. Reasoned argument can be a good thing, but we need to learn how to argue reasonably. That means learning to avoid fallacies like the ubiquitous Straw Man Fallacy.
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Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
How to Quit Being a Grammar Snob: Eight Vital Steps
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