Category: Grammar Guy

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Column: Taking grammar to heart

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, has everyone totally forgot what they learned in grade school about ‘bring’ and ‘take?’ I have heard many examples lately from college educated(?) folks misusing these words. Here’s an example: ‘I have...

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Column: Grammar double feature

Question: “Dear Mr. Fischer, I have a friend that uses the words ‘so’ and ‘for’ interchangeably. For example, instead of saying, ‘Let’s put our shoes on, so we can go outside,’ she will say,...

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Column: On the family name

Question: “I recently read a post on Facebook that pointed out the incorrect use of the apostrophe to pluralize a last name. Having married in to my last name, I have used the apostrophe...

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Column: ‘Presume’ vs. ‘assume’

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy: I’ve got a question for you. I’ve always thought that ‘assume’ and ‘presume’ could be used interchangeably, but recently a friend told me that isn’t true. What’s the deal? When...