Posts Tagged ‘Grammar Queen’

Beware of broken speech

By Corely Tweedy    Welcome back students, faculty and staff. I hope everyone is well rested and rejuvenated for these next few weeks. Before I begin, I must offer my disclaimer: this week’s topic is more lecture than instruction, but I feel this topic warrants discussion.    Anyone who has ever taken an Introduction to [...]

Correct expressions

By Corely Tweedy “It is very useful, when one is young, to learn the difference between ‘literally’ and ‘figuratively.’ If something happens literally, it actually happens; if something happens figuratively, it feels like it is happening. If you are literally jumping for joy, for instance, it means you are leaping in the air because you [...]

Clarity & precision in writing

By Corley Tweedy     Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne wrote in his work titled “The Complete Essays,” “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Major props to the first person who can spot the error there…    Regardless of the error in de Montaigne’s quote, the sentiment is [...]