To the bulging files of unnecessary haste winning out over thoughtful editing, I add this.Continue reading
“Hopefully” entered the realm of acceptability last week, receiving the blessing of The Associated Press Stylebook. The stylebook’s editors announced at the national convention of the American Copy Editors SocietyContinue reading
Jill writes: We got into a debate the other day about whether a family is a “who” or a “that.” I said “who” because it is made up of people.Continue reading
Marketers make their share of errors, but they usually don’t trip over their own tubes of toothpaste. Consider this from Colgate, though: With regular use, it removes stains that ordinaryContinue reading
This bizarre sentence assaulted me in a music app over the weekend.
It’s a good reminder that a dangling modifier is just as lethal at the end of a sentence as at the beginning.Continue reading