Category Archive for: ‘Grammar and Usage’

Write with Nouns and Verbs!


A key principle for strong writing is: “Write with nouns and verbs.”

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“Their Head” or “Their Heads”?


I received an excellent question on our Facebook page recently. Instead of answering right away, I threw it out for …

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“Disenfranchised” or “Disillusioned”?


I hear the word disenfranchised fairly often. But I’m almost always suspicious that the user means something else. The context is usually how someone is “feeling disenfranchised.” And that’s quite possible…

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Funner and Funnest?


It’s tough being a grammar nerd. Because I am a reputed devotee of all things linguistic, I am held to …

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