Language changes with use. Who’s capping “Black” and “White”? How can editors decide which style to follow? Read on to find out.
A few grammar peevers will insist that “none” means “not one” and must take a singular verb. But there’s more to the story.
Why can “none” take a singular or plural verb? Because of a little thing called notional agreement.
You know a pronoun should agree with its antecedent, the noun it stands for. But choosing the right pronoun isn’t always clear cut.
Subject-verb agreement sounds simple but can be surprisingly complex. These 10 nuances of agreement will get you started.
“Don’t start a sentence with ‘and’ or ‘but,'” we’re told. But no one updates that rule when our skills grow. Let’s fix that.
FANBOYS can help us remember the coordinating conjunctions. Except that it’s wrong. Learn the truth about FANBOYS.
We’ve been taught not to start sentences with “however.” Why you can dismiss that rule.
The singular “they” zombie has been shuffling along for centuries. It’s time it bit the dust for good.
Forget the tip jar: editors need a #winjar. Build your self-confidence one win at a time.