Archive for August, 2017

Am I Grateful or Thankful

Am I Grateful or Thankful

Written by on August 22, 2017 in blog, education, grammar, writing with 0 Comments

Am I Grateful or Thankful I’ve had several people write to me about whether to use grateful or thankful, wondering when to use each word. My typical response of verifying my thoughts with a good dictionary and then presenting those people with answers didn’t work, mostly because the dictionaries seemed as confused as those people […]

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How Other Languages Affect Ours

How Other Languages Affect Ours

Written by on August 17, 2017 in blog, grammar, writing with 0 Comments

How Other Languages Affect Ours If you’ve ever wondered how other languages affect ours—wonder no more. All you have to do is look at a calendar, or think about it when you wonder “Where do the months of the year names come from?” Did you ever wonder where we got the names for the months […]

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Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights

Written by on August 8, 2017 in blog with 0 Comments

Dead to Rights I don’t know how many of you have even heard of this expression. But where I grew up, dead to rights was common usage—everyone knew what it meant. But it wasn’t until I used the saying in one of my books that my editor flagged it, as she didn’t know what the […]

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