Category Archive for: ‘Grammar and Usage’

Is “On Accident” Correct?


I just received this email: “My two adult daughters and my husband and I have been going round and round …

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Quote or Quotation?


Is it okay to use “quote” as a noun?

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Hyphens and Compound Adjectives


Hyphens are tricky punctuation marks. It’s hard to know when they are required and when they are merely optional. Part …

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The Difference Between “Latter” and “Former”


What do we mean when we say “the latter” or “the former”?

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