American Grammar Checkup: Using A and An Correctly

In terms of using “a” and “an,” most of us follow the basic rule we learned back in grade school. And we give it...

Your Voice – Active or Passive?

A reader wrote and asked if I would explain Active and Passive voice, because she has been using an electronic grammar checker and it...

Writers – Do You Look And Sound As Smart As You...

My job, as I see it, is a simple one: I help authors of pretty much anything look and sound as smart as they...

American Grammar Checkup: Grammarly vs. Humanly

Many readers know that I am a columnist with BIZCATALYST 360°, having been invited onto the platform by its founder and editor in chief,...

Lie, Lay, Lain — These Words Are Such a Pain!

These verbs are the toughest words in the English language to master, probably because they are so much alike. And the forms sometimes show...

Gender-Neutral Pronouns: Some Possibilities Other Than “They” or “Their”

Years ago, I remember talking with a friend (Sheila Oliver — WP With Sheila) who was (and still is) deep into technology, creating web...

American Grammar Checkup: Do You Know How to Use These Common...

Most of us can use verbs in the present tense – the tense that lets a listener or a reader know it’s about the...

American Grammar Checkup: Do You Remember How To Use Figures In...

A good buddy, Jim Saelzler, wrote to me recently asking about using numbers as the first “word” in a sentence and asking if we...

Are You Writing Your First Book?

Are you writing a book of 50 to 200 pages? Do you plan to find an editor to work with you to ensure your...

Are You “Shoulding” All Over Everyone?

Language is meant to help us humans communicate, but sometimes even with our best efforts, we end up with a result we never intended. Years...
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