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Words to Sound Smart by Using

Grammar Girl has yet another book coming out this week, in what looks like it’s becoming a franchise: the 101 Words series. Back in August, I gave away a copy of 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know and 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again, and in the next few days I’ll [...]
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Can You "Graduate College"? (Grammar Lesson)

Arts / Writing : Writer's Digest Questions and Quandaries (4 years ago)

Q: I love the English language and hope to master it some day, but I need help with the word "graduate." I hear people say (and see them write) "I graduated high school." This doesn't sound right to me. Would it be more appropriate ... Read Post

Mental Masturbation

Academics / Linguistics : Literal Minded (2 years ago)

Last November, I blogged about the title of one of the books in Grammar Girl’s “101? series: 101 Words to Sound Smart. A commenter with the handle of Palavering2U wrote: Why do many grammarians sound so full of themselves? I’m sure ... Read Post

Grammar Girl Guidebook Giveaway

Academics / Linguistics : Literal Minded (3 years ago)

On July 11, Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, has three books coming out: 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know, 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again, and The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students. I have a copy o... Read Post


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