Why I Have Grey Hair…

JC, my eleven-year-old, had a noun test today in his Language Arts class. He had to be able to identify different types of nouns: subjects, subject compliments, direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition. Let me tell you, Blogtropolis. I write for a living and I couldn't identify these nouns if my life…

“Passed” vs. “Past”

Today a co-worker asked me whether you ran something "past" someone, or ran it "passed" someone. After a google search and a minor debate, we decided that we "ran something by" someone. Avoidance of grammar rules is always the easiest route. Tonight I thought I'd delve into that question a little. To all of you…

“However”

Today I had some free time between a school meeting for M. and a work event, so I took a side trip to the Barnes & Noble to check out their supply of grammar books. I ended up purchasing Strunk & White's┬áThe Elements of Style, because I felt like I needed to have it on…