Further or Farther?

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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

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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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Now That’s Just Silly

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I’m not in the mood for anything serious today. So here’s some random, goofy word stuff. Some of it I’ve posted before.

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“Awhile” or “A While”?

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If you’re like me, you probably think twice before writing awhile or a while. Which is correct?

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