“All Things English”

“All Things English” — it’s here. Not a grammar book, not a punctuation book. Just a book that fills 20 minutes of your day with fun English stuff: one vocab word, one spelling word, one idiom, one word pair, and one fun fact. It is meant to improve your overall English skill. It’s a great gift. Do you have someone …

Cross-Examination Versus Direct Examination

Why the difference? Why a hyphen in one and not the other? “Cross-examination” comes from the verb “to cross-examine,” which has a hyphen because “cross” is a prefix. Since noun forms are often derived from the verb form, “cross-examination” has a hyphen. Since there is no such thing as “to direct examine,” there is no verb form to lead the …

Errors

Okay. So I should not write a blog during the insomniac hours of my life — 4:30 A.M. I just reread it: “…who is just needs a better grasp….” Yikes. Why are those errors so easy to spot now? And I violated a very important proofreading rule for these things: write the blog; proofread it; save it as a draft; …