CATEGORY / grammar

The Etymology of Virus

What’s the plural of “virus”?  Virii? Viruses? Vira? (more…)

I Have So Many Words. I Have The Best Words.

You know that feeling when you spend a day compiling a response to a consulting RFP, only to notice at the end that it’s just for “Philippine nationals”? No? Well I do. (more…)

The Lesser, the Fewer

In my ongoing series on grammar nazism, today’s post is about when to use “fewer” and when to use “more.”  As I write this, I’m listening to a podcast about cryptocurrencies. The host just announced that there are now “less coins available for purchase,” and my spleen –which is weirdly connected to the grammar portion of my forebrain– immediately sprung a painful leak. (more…)

The Elliptical Sentence

As some of you know, I am a proud grammar stickler: a grammar Nazi, to some, without the whole world domination and ethnic genocide thing. I’ve therefore decided to revive my hastily aborted grammar series on this. (more…)

- PAGE 1 OF 5 -

Next Page