Semicolon usage

The semicolon is a feared form of English language punctuation; I think all the fears are misplaced.  Semicolons are used when a comma isn’t enough, and a period is just a bit too much. When Do [...]

Less vs fewer

I tell you, less vs fewer just seems to be one of those grammar-related mistakes that get under people’s skin!  Go ahead and google it, and you’ll find impassioned grammarians bemoaning the “10 [...]

Title Capitalization

The rules regarding title capitalization vary depending on which style guide you use—or are expected to follow.  Let’s talk about the common ground the more popular guides share. Capitalize the [...]

How to use Nor

The word ‘nor‘ creates a certain unease about how to use it.  Does it replace ‘or’?  Is it used to mean something more specific?   I always think that learning how to use [...]