A colleague who was helping a family member move brought up content vs. contents. In her role as a technology expert, she deals with content in terms of words and images incorporated into websites, blogs and other electronic media.
But as a moving helper, she was dealing with the contents of a house and garage.
My google search proved that a seemingly direct word really is anything but. Here’s what I discovered: Continue →
I invited those of you on my email list to share your grammar pet peeves, and the results are in!
First: What is grammar? Grammar encompasses the words we choose and how we punctuate them — how we string them together.
Words give our sentences meaning, and punctuation marks tell us when to pause or stop, when to raise our voice or show emotion, when we’re asking a question versus making a statement.
Here are your pet peeves: ways others speak and write that you find annoying. They’re alphabetized so you can skim and select what interests or resonates with you. I’ve commented here and there and added examples. Continue →