Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2013’

How To Elaborate: Telescopic Text


A question I get quite often from homeschooling parents and teachers is, how can I teach my son to elaborate …

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Sneaked or Snuck?


I saw this comment by some poor, cantankerous woman a few weeks ago on a grammar blog: I am completely …

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A Fatal Drowning and Other Deadly Redundancies


A fatal drowning? Yeah, that’s redundant. Drowning, by definition, means dying by being underwater and unable to breathe. But this kind of thing isn’t uncommon in publications. Keep an eye out for this kind of redundancy and get familiar with these other potentially misleading words.

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