Category: Lifestyle

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Column: Tips for being a gracious host and guest

Commentary by Beverly Randolph With the holidays approaching, will you be hosting guests or staying with family or friends?  With preparation, communication, small touches and offering assistance all parties will feel comfortable and avoid...

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Column: Mannequin or manikin?

I write all the time about French, German, Latin and Greek influences on the English language, but I believe this week’s column will mark a first for the Grammar Guy: A word of Dutch...

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Column: Have people become objects?

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, over the past few years I have increasingly heard the word ‘that’ used in place of the word ‘who.’  Example: ‘The people that work for us.’ I even hear this on national radio...

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Column: I dreamt a dream

This week’s column idea comes straight from the top: Current Publishing VP and General Manager Steve Greenberg – and since he signs my checks, I figured it was worth writing about (the Les Misérables...

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Column: Aid vs. aide

Question: “I have a co-worker who regularly uses ‘aid’ and ‘aide’ interchangeably, and it drives me crazy. Can you address this topic?” Answer: I not only can, but will, dear reader! “Aid” and “aide”...

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Column: Before you go any ‘further’

Question: “Jordan, a few years ago Ford Motor Co. used the tagline ‘Go Further.’ Would you please explain the correct use of ‘further’ vs. ‘farther?’ I would prefer to rely on the Grammar Guy...

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Column: ‘Burned’ or ‘burnt?’

Question: “Hi Jordan! Recently a friend of mine corrected me – or attempted to – saying I should have used ‘burned’ instead of ‘burnt.’ The sentence was something like, ‘The chicken was good, but...