Category: Grammar Guy

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Cache, cachet and cash

Question: I need some help here: I see the words “cache” and “cachet” more and more often, and I want to make sure I’m using them correctly. Are they interchangeable? Answer: If there’s a...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: “A” or “an?”

Question: Dear Grammar Guy, I’m constantly worried I’m not using “an” correctly, or not using it when I should be. The only word I feel really sure about using it before is “honor.” Does...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Mannequin or manikin?

I write all the time about French, German, Latin and Greek influences on the English language, but I believe this week’s column will mark a first for the Grammar Guy: A word of Dutch...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Have people become objects?

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, over the past few years I have increasingly heard the word ‘that’ used in place of the word ‘who.’  Example: ‘The people that work for us.’ I even hear this on national radio...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: I dreamt a dream

This week’s column idea comes straight from the top: Current Publishing VP and General Manager Steve Greenberg – and since he signs my checks, I figured it was worth writing about (the Les Misérables...