( education / language / grammar / english ) Almost everyone uses the word whom incorrectly. Whom is ONLY correct when following a preposition such as of whom, to whom, from whom, etc. That is the ONLY time you use whom instead of who. And, yes, even your English teacher probably gets it wrong. :)... read more
( education / language / english / grammar ) This might be useful: title-case-capitalization
"Title case is one of the conventions used for capitalizing the words in a title, subtitle, heading, or headline: capitalize the first word, the last word, and all major words in between. Also known as up style and headline style." ... read more
( education / language / english / grammar ) In a word, no. See style.mla.org/capitalizing-names-of-dog-breeds
"Do not routinely capitalize the names of dog breeds. Many breed names are composed of proper nouns that you capitalize like Boston and generic terms (like retriever or terrier) that you lowercase.... read more
( education / language / grammar / internet ) When is that spelling and grammar checking feature coming to Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Oh right, they probably don't want to insult 90% of their users. Never mind.
It's not that my own (or anyone's) grammar and punctuation are flawless (because there are so many contradictory rules), but can... read more
( education / language / english / grammar ) I used to be able to spot junk email by its bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. Now, even legitimate emails often fail the test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad.... read more
( education / language / grammar ) In addition to "honoring our veteran's," how about if we honor our teachers who taught us punctuation, spelling, and the difference between possessive and plural? :)... read more
( education / language / english / grammar ) OK, people, the word is led (when pronounced led) not lead unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptable (cool, even) to be completely illiterate, but I keep seeing it in news articles written by supposed journalists.
A few examples, ... read more