Most of the time, we know when to use disc or disk based on context. But certain terms like disc jockey still cause confusion.
The first grammar post I wrote on this blog focused on annoying internet abbreviations. Even after 20 years, these still seem ridiculous.
I realize I tend to care more about grammar and usage than the average person. But even I had never heard of the 'periodt' until recently.
You've probably seen Presidents Day spelled with and without an apostrophe. But is there supposed to be one? It depends on whom you ask.
In a timely post just a few days into Black History Month, the Associated Press Stylebook posted a reminder about the term 'people of color.'
Consider one of our most important documents: the Declaration of Independence. Does it mention inalienable or unalienable human rights?
You may never have used or even heard the term 'hypnic jerk,' but chances are you've definitely experienced one.
We regularly use fronted adverbials when we write and we see them every day. What we normally don't see is the term itself.
For some people, when they have the choice between using affected or impacted to refer to a result, there's only one correct choice.
If you're looking for a good reason to improve and avoid poor grammar, a new health study might provide exactly that.
Patrick is a longtime television producer and digital journalist.
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