Tag Archives: Grammar

Unspoken English rules

Now here’s something that’s been making the rounds among some of my friends on Facebook regarding an unspoken rule when speaking about adjectives:  I really had never thought about it, but this is right. It makes me wonder if there … Continue reading

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The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss

Why does English have so many words that have twins? Here’s how we got to have two vocabularies, one based in Germanic roots, and one based in Latin. Source: The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss As someone who … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence – Infographic

The Wonder Woman of Writing, Marcia Riefer Johnston, has recently created a fantastic infographic on how to create a sentence. If anyone knows how to break it down, she does! For more information, check her website, Writing Rocks! Courtesy of: … Continue reading

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Move over, Grammar Police. The Digital Literacy Squad is here.

As technical communicators, we are all used to being the grammar police. More often than not, we are the ones who have to clean up the grammatical mistakes of our colleagues who are not technical communicators. It’s a dirty job, … Continue reading

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Word Crimes

Weird Al Yankovic has released an awesome video from what is reported to be his last album. This particular track is something that every technical writer and editor will especially appreciate! Enjoy!

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In Conversation with Adobe: Danielle Villegas–Review of Marcia Riefer Johnston’s “Word Up”

While I was at the 2013 STC Summit, I was asked to talk to Adobe about Marcia Riefer Johnston’s book, Word Up, which we all know is a subject I’m happy to discuss. Here is the end result–hey Ma, look! … Continue reading

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What have you got against adverbs? What did they ever do to you?

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend that seems to be happening in the English language–at least in American English. Every time I heard this mistake, I cringe and wonder why it’s happening. Evidently, people are not using adverbs correctly anymore. I … Continue reading

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