The pronoun they received a great deal of attention in the past couple of years. It just received a bit more with a special honor at the end of 2019.
When someone finds the position they pridefully took on an issue is seriously wrong, we say it's time for them to 'eat crow.' Where did that come from?
Every time the tens digit in a year changes, people begin insisting we've just started a new decade. But is that really true?
Since grammar is the most popular topic here at ‘Patrick’s Place,’ I thought it would be interesting to find the most-read grammar posts of the past year.
Donder or Donner? If you've ever had doubts about your memory of the reindeer traditionally listed in seventh place, you're not alone.
If there's one thing I see people struggling with in my real job's copyediting component, it's how to place punctuation around quotation marks.
The Charlotte slogan for tourism, ‘Charlotte’s Got a Lot,’ has come under fire over the years. But the criticism mostly steers clear of grammar.
At 96, the man who created the Apostrophe Protection Society says it's time to shut down his fight for the proper use of the mark.
From time to time, I write about pairs of words that happen to be homonyms. But there are different kinds, so here's a quick review.
We've all heard the idiom, ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ But there's an interesting story behind how it fell into common use.
Everyone, at some point, uses two particular pronoun types without really thinking of it. But they also misuse a specific pronoun associated with them.
The other day in the office, someone referred to another person as being a third wheel. I immediately wondered if meant to say ‘fifth wheel.’
Whenever an unknown, a so-called ‘Regular Joe,’ becomes (temporarily) famous, we'll refer to them having their 15 minutes of fame.
Whatevs, a word some might insist isn't one, is officially in the dictionary. It's a decision that is riling grammar enthusiasts.