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Grammar Rant: “That” Vs. “Who/Whom”

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Machovka_Axe.pngI wish I had a dollar every time I’ve heard the relative pronoun “that” used to refer to a person. I tell you, it’s just about enough to make me want to slap my own forehead repeatedly. Then again, being subjected to such atrocious grammar is painful enough.Continue reading Grammar Rant: “That” Vs. “Who/Whom”

Grammar Rant: There, Their & They’re

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there their they'reAll three words sound exactly the same, yet they mean completely different things.  Oh, the fun of English, especially for English language learners!  I see the members of this Troublesome Threesome constantly confused with one another.  Let’s untangle the mess, shall we?Continue reading Grammar Rant: There, Their & They’re

Snapping Beans

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green beansBushel
noun
1.  A measure of capacity equal to 64 pints (equivalent to 32.5 liters), used for dry goods.
2.  A large amount.  [emphasis mine]

At the end of each summer while we were growing up, Mom would go into her yearly Canning Frenzy. Continue reading Snapping Beans

Grammar Rant: Words That Aren’t

Grammar Rant: Words That Aren’t published on 5 Comments on Grammar Rant: Words That Aren’t

I realized recently that it’s been a while since I’ve written a Grammar Rant. I have dropped the ball. Time to pick it up and run like a 10-year-old who’s just shot a BB pellet into a hornets’ nest!Continue reading Grammar Rant: Words That Aren’t

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