Category Archive: Grammar

Dec 12

Rules Of Grammar: Pangram Sentence

A pangram sentence is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet. An example of a pangram sentence is the sentence that is often used in word processing programs, and other computer programs, to display the appearance of various font types: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Dec 12

I Love Steno Tuesday Trivia: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary?

QUESTION: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary? ANSWER: According to Grammarly, a new word is added into the dictionary every two hours. The grammar source states that, “During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added.” WOW! How’s that for dictionary building? Who can keep up with that?

Dec 01

Rules Of Grammar: The Serial Comma

I, for one, am pro-serial comma. How about you?

Oct 10

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Word With The Most Definitions

QUESTION: What English word has the most definitions. ANSWER: Set. According to the Guinness World Records, the word “set” has 430 different meanings. Guinness World Records also states this concerning the word “set”: “The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters.”

Sep 12

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Shortest Sentence

QUESTION: What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language? ANSWER: I am.

Jul 25

Rules Of Grammar: Hew vs. Hue

Hew is defined as: “To make and shape with blows of an ax.” Hue is defined as: “The particular shade of a color; that in which one color or shade differs from another.” Machine Briefs: hue= HAOU hew= HAO*U

Jul 25

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Septet Homophone

QUESTION: What is the one septet of homophones in the English language? ANSWER: raise, rays, raze (to completely destroy), rase (to erase), rehs (mixtures of salts found in India), res (steps on the musical scale), reis (a currency unit in Brazil and Portugal).

Feb 06

Rules Of Grammar: Commonly Misspelled Words

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Dec 21

The Evolution Of The Comma

“The comma at first looked just like the number seven, then slowly evolved into a slash mark or virgule, and, eventually, was altered into its present form.”-From, “the Grammar Bible” By: Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas

Dec 01

Rules Of Grammar: Commonly Misspelled Words

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