Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
What does determine correctness in grammar? Who decides?
Believe it or not, there are a growing number of people who would argue that there is no such thing …
People get pretty worked up about grammar. I know this because I used to be one of them. I’m happy to report, however, that I am mellowing with age. Maybe the tone and content of this blog over the past few months has made that clear. I sure hope so, because as I have softened my prescriptivist stance, I’ve been able to see how silly grammar people can be sometimes.