American Grammar Checkups

Gender-Neutral Pronoun Usage — Some Possibilities Other Than “They” or “Their”

  Years ago, I remember talking with a friend who was (and still is) deep into technology. I admired her ability to keep up with it, because technology moves so quickly, and I also remember mentioning something about being happy…

Parentheses With Other Punctuation

Following up on posts using colons, ellipsis marks, and semicolons in sentences, here’s a quick primer on using parentheses, which generally enclose nonessential (although important) information.  And please remember:  The examples below show how to punctuate using parentheses. In many of these examples,…