Tagged: Grammar Guru

Really tricky plurals

Have you seen that car commercial where the salesman opens the trunk of the car and there’s a whole happy little world in it?  The one where the guy wanting to purchase the car...

Is that really necessary?

I recently got an email from a faithful reader up in Noblesville who has a question about the use of that between independent clauses. He didn’t ask in so many words, but that was...

Intention versus expression

I’m not a fan, in general, of intensifiers such as quite, really, or rather.  In written work, they almost always function in the opposite way: rather than intensifying the adjective, they diminish it. For...