Who that?

“That” is a perfectly fine pronoun. Buildings are thats, and bats are thats and even “thats” are that. But, please, for the sake of humanity, let’s make people – including “anyone” – “who” or “whom.”

Here’s one way to think about it, à la Theodor Geisel:

Continue reading

Anxious vs. eager

Anxious and eager aren’t synonyms, although you will sometimes see them used that way (usually by sloppy writers). The distinction between them is worth keeping for clarity’s sake. Bremner describes

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Continue reading