20 Common Grammar Mistakes

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes By Jon Gingerich, litreactor.com View Original January 31st, 2012 I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I amgrateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has…

British Language Use

Response to Frank on British Language Use Hi everyone! It’s Katie here. This week I’m going to be replying to Frank’s post about British language use.  In America there is a stereotype that Canadians are ridiculously polite. This used to be a stereotype about British people, but we’ve been too polite to say anything about…

Grammar point “UP”

The grammar point “up” has many uses A business colleague of mine recently sent me this entertaining grammar point “up.”  Non-native speakers of English may be surprised to know the word “up” can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb or even a preposition depending on the context. “It’s easy to understand UP,…