Category: Grammar Guy

Column: A world of pure exaggeration

Commentary by Curtis Honeycutt We need to talk about “literally.” I’m afraid we’re not using it “correctly.” Now, before you accuse me of being a Captain Crankypants about this, hear me out for a...

Column: Adjectives: When to hyphenate them

Question: I know sometimes adjectives need to be hyphenated before nouns, but there are plenty of times when I would expect a hyphen and don’t see one. Are there rules to help sort things...

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...

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...

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...