Directions with “North,” “South,” “East,” and “West”

The direction words — “north,” “south,” “east,” and “west” — are capped when they refer to a recognized region and not capped when they simply indicate a direction.In CA, for example, we have “Northern CA” and “Southern CA” as recognized regions; we have no region that is recognized as “eastern CA.” …He lives in Northern California. …He lives in eastern …

A Bit of Grammar on “As Well As”

When “as well as” is used in a negative context, the first “as” should be changed to “so.” …I did as well as expected. …I did not do so well as expected. …He reads as well as John. …He does not read so well as John. This is also true when the second “as” is missing. …He did not do …

“As Well As”

I have been missing for a while here — traveling and traveling with a short stop at the hospital in Indy. Very sore leg turned into “I cannot walk!” Turns out it was trochanteric bursitis. I am much better and can actually walk! So here we are! “As well as” First, there are times when this is NOT a unit …