Category: Lifestyle

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Column: ‘Fun’ and grammar

Question: “Dear Grammer Guy, thanks for the ‘opportunity’ to read your comments on appropriate word usage. I’d like to know how ‘fun’ came to be used as an adjective. I always thought ‘fun’ was a...

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Column: Compare to or with?

Question: “I remember the imply/infer difference from an episode of “All in the Family.” Gloria is feeling intellectually inadequate relative to her over-educated husband, Meathead. She misuses one of the words (I don’t remember which),...

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Column: Regime and regimen

Question: “I wonder if you have done a commentary on the use of regime and regimen. I often hear or read discussions of ‘performing a training (or workout) regime.’ I always thought a regime was a...

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Column: Imply vs. infer

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, I hear people on a regular basis mixing up ‘imply’ and ‘infer.’ It drives me crazy! Could you please write a column explaining the difference? Maybe I can pin it on...

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Column: Chance vs. opportunity

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, I would like to take this ‘chance’ to ask you about the use of ‘chance & opportunity’. I see this as a real ‘opportunity’ to clear up the proper time to...

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Column: On i.e. and e.g.

Question: “Dear Jordan, greetings. One of my many writing pet peeves is the incorrect usage of i.e. and e.g. which seems to be fairly common although I would have thought someone writing a column about...

Encouraging the chewing habit by providing a steady supply of appropriate chew items can promote a dog’s mental and emotional health. (Submitted photo) 0

Column: A dog’s gotta chew

Many people think chewing as “just a puppy thing” but the fact is, canines in the wild spend quite a bit of time every day chewing on bones, in order to extract every last...

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Column: That, which and who

Question: “Whatever happened to utilizing ‘who’ when referring to people and ‘that’ when referencing objects?  So often today, even journalists improperly use the word ‘that.’  Example:  ‘There are going to be people that (who) like...

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Column: Object and subject pronouns

What is an object pronoun? What’s a subject pronoun? Why are they so confounding to people? I have no answer for the latter question, but for the first two I think I can help....