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Grammar Rules

Grammar Goofs Can Be Big Gotchas in Job Interviews, Sales, and Social Circles

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

I went to college with a guy named Tim, who spoke 7 languages. I don't know if he ever achieved his goal to work for the United Nations, but certainly...

Sara Boboltz

We Still Can't Decide Whether To Put One Space After A Period Or Two | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts

We asked teachers which spacing habit they're teaching the youth of America.

Here's The One Word Everyone Is Saying/Writing Right Now

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books

We all love slash can't stop using "slash."

Confused By The Comma? Here's Your Guide

Rob Reinalda | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books
Rob Reinalda

The comma is such a little mark, but it can prompt big confusion -- and heated debate -- about its use.

You Won't Believe Some Of These Old School Grammar Rules Used To Exist

Posted 06.12.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Good Manners [Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, $15.00], a handbook outlining proper etiquette and g...

7 Famous Authors Who Made It Okay To Commit Grammar No-No's

Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

You have to learn the rules before you can break them. At least that's what our English teachers told us when we cited Dickens as a defense for our us...

How My Period Gives Away My Age

Jessica Wolf | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

A woman my age should probably not be talking about her periods, but here I go: I can't stop following them with a double tap on the space bar. Most people of my generation don't even understand this lament. 'Why would you want to stop?' they ask. 'That's how it should be.'

WATCH: Hilarious, Ridiculous 'Elements Of Style' Rap

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

I decided to bring just one book, to act as a symbol of my monumental move (as a former Literature major, everything is symbolic to me). The one I chose was the newer edition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style with beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman.

PHOTOS Grammar Pet Peeves: 4th of July Edition

Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

It's 4th of July weekend (pretty much) and we are thinking about the same things as you are: hotdogs, hamburgers, beach, pool, sun and, most of all, r...

Apostrophe Catastrophe, or the Consolations of the Internet

John Brown | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
John Brown

Jefferson's lack of concern regarding the use of the apostrophe, as a Founding Father, suggests that there is a tradition in the United States regarding the tyrannical imposition of a "regulated" apostrophe.