Latin scholars, how much are you bothered by the following statements?: ‘Chicago is the kind of town I’d like to live in.’ ‘To hardly think is hard on the brain.’ In “Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar … Continue reading
Question: Where do I use the apostrophe? I wanted to ensure our teams win. Is it team’s win or teams’ win? Or do I not use one?
On Thursday night I attended a lecture series at Saint Xavier University. The guest lecturer was Robert Gibbs, the former press secretary for President Obama. The talk was pretty good (probably not worth the $20 bucks I spent, but whadderyagonnado?). … Continue reading
I led my first official handful of face-to-face appointments this past week and was surprised at how many of my peers were concerned with grammar usage in their writing.
Americans will choose their next president on November 6, 2012. Although this is many months away, the campaign for the presidency is already in full swing. Each candidate seems to be promising that he or she will stand out among … Continue reading
Last week I told you guys about SharedTalk. Apparently, another free site with similar goals but different features exists as well, known as LiveMocha.com. Live Mocha is another site where you can practice a foreign language and help others to … Continue reading
Question: I am writing a journal for one of my classes. Normally when I write a journal I write as if I am speaking out loud or tell a story. My instructor reviewed my journal and stated there was a … Continue reading
A few days ago, the online resource ‘Virgil’ was brought to my attention. This helpful writing tool was developed by the University of Texas’ Writing Center, Undergraduate Writing Center. This morning, I had the opportunity to play around with the … Continue reading
When first logging on to the Capital Community College Foundation’s Guide to Grammar and Writing you may be amused by the puffy font, section bubbles and multicolored punctuation surrounding the page, but don’t be fooled. This site is serious business.
In today’s (October 24, 2010) New York Times Magazine, Randy Cohen fields a question from a librarian (scroll down to the second entry) at a community college about the ethics of pointing out students grammar or spelling errors when she/he … Continue reading