I have had a once-monthly feature on my blog called A Word With Beth in which the Grammar Owl and I have either answered a reader’s grammar or word-use question, or discussed some common difficulty in English language and grammar.
For your convenience, I have compiled these posts here. As with most blogs, the content is listed with the most recent post first. (Note: clicking the “read more” link will pop you into that post on my full blog.)
Now that there is a stand-alone site for my Flubs2Fixes editing services, this blog series has flown over to that blog. Beginning in November, 2015, posts on grammar and word use questions will be found on the third Friday of each month at A Word With Beth on www.flubs2fixes.com
I am delighted to invite you all over to www.flubs2fixes.com (link below) for the launch of my new website! Flubs2Fixes is dedicated to the services I offer in editing, consulting and writers' resources. I have expanded my services, and as well as copy editing and...read more
The Owl heard something on the radio the other day that got his feathers in a twist. To straighten them out again, I said I'd do a post about it. He thought it would be best if I used my own example, though. So, here's my example. A notice appeared on the school...read more
The Owl and I had a question sent to us recently that we are happy to answer here in our grammar and word use feature, A Word with Beth. I've heard you should have a space before and after an ellipsis. I have seen in books sometimes there is a space before the...read more
The Grammar Owl is looking at his talons again. This time, they're making him think about apostrophes (and the grammatical catastrophes they sometimes cause.) Apostrophes should be easy. They should be… Let's look at the apostrophe's main uses, shall we? They're...read more
Instead of a grammar post today, this will be a bit of a rant, but hopefully a gentle, thoughtful rant. There's a phrase that bothers me every time I hear it. I know what is meant by it, but still it bothers me. Very often, people who work for a cause with great...read more