The Grammar Logs
Getting ahold of someone/something
Republicans argue it's too close to election day. . . .
Car makers worry more than environmentalists
singular or plural?
Displaying phone numbers with extensions
Good/well handling race car
The daily responsibilities that a buyer's job includes first hand
Do you have some books? / any books?
Atomic weapons are an anathema / anathema
All of who have worked so hard
Whose sensuality speaks to her
as a verb
The band was/were tuning its/their instruments.
as finished or unfinished time
Most all the cruises come
What preposition do we use after "matriculate"?
The placement of
All but one of whom were older than seventy
Raising the skill of all of the people in New York
Responsible people were punsihed / people responsible were
In light of the heavy traffic
How to form an ellipsis
What is the function of this prepositional phrase?
to which I will have more to speak about later
Verbal and written communication skills
Cruise-ship dumping poisons seas
Getting trapped in the past perfect
Interjecting "other words" into a verb string
The eggs Benedict was/were good.
You'll find me and my staff good people to deal with.
New Year's/Years Special
Using the phrase
What is "as well as"
Is there such a thing as Canadian geese?
A neither-nor and subject-verb question
A great source of wonder was/were the mountains.
A fictional publication
A pediatrician, she died of cancer in 1997.
All search critera below is/are optional
Lofty and majestic, the Himalays
The possessive of St. Louis
The uses of
How much do/does the family spend
No referrals equal/equals no hassles.
Articles of Confederation was/were signed
How many is that?
A baby's cry is designed to get adults' attention
Organization versus organizational
Six dollars apiece or a piece?
Being honest and trustworthy are acceptable behavior/s
Providing the best sources of
Where we're at
Over the hill and through the woods
Two and one half story building
The use of
Only she was selected.
Can we say "from whence"?
NeuroSciences's Holiday Party
Finding the subject with a "to be" verb.
Dish(es) or dish(s)
This information, including all attachments, is/are
One in three Iowans own/owns one.
He slipped the ring on her finger. It still fitted.
suffered a disability to both the right and left wrist/wrists
Restroom versus rest room
The only person who had shown/showed him any sympathy
Using exclamation marks in fiction
Was/were our personnel knowledgeable?
Company-wide or company wide
Numerals as a part of speech
Some of the fruit look/looks inedible.
To improve profit, several unnecessary employees were fired.
I blew out the candle.
Better her than me / Better she than I
I didn't want to sit too close/closely
Coordinated Family Focused Care
The respect, honor and consolation that was/were provided
His eyes were wide, devouring her body
Thank you's to / Thank yous to
Her recovery from the illness everybody said was incurable
The Girls Scouts give/gives clothes
A question about parallelism
The difference between
Whoever/whomever you choose is all right with me.
Two hours' / hour's drive
In time / on time
She said she is/was 23 years old.
"Readd" and "back"
I did it more for her than me/myself.
Here's to wishing you
Index of Grammar Logs
Guide to Grammar and Writing