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Grammar Usage

Is Your Computer Out of 'Whack'?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.22.2012 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

After spending nearly half an hour using my computer to learn more about whack, I contacted several professional acquaintances, asking them where I should go to the find the definition of "whack." Every one of them said: "Look it up on the Internet."

PHOTOS: 8 Grammar Mistakes You're Probably Making

Sue Sommer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Books
Sue Sommer

The Bugaboo Review is a lighthearted examination of usage, grammar, and spelling mistakes, the bugaboos of the English language.

Oxford Comma Commotion Leaves Punctuation Snobs Distraught

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

LONDON — A report that Oxford University had changed its comma rule left some punctuation obsessives alarmed, annoyed, and distraught. Passions ...

Grammar Pet Peeves: The Difference Between Good English And Correct English

Robert Lane Greene | Posted 07.14.2011 | Books
Robert Lane Greene

Everyone has a language peeve. Mine is "literally," a great word with no close synonym. When used as a mere intensifier or to mean simply "It felt as though..." it has almost no kick at all.

Besotted, Obsessed, Affinity: Grammar Pet Peeves, The Valentine's Day Edition (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Valentine's Day, we searched for some love-themed grammar pet peeves. We are absolutely enamored, besotted, obsessed...uh, is it of, by ...