Grammar Grief: Common Idioms and Phrases

By, Jessica Knutzon It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. This idiom is used when something is simple, easy or effortless. If situation is a guaranteed success it is also appropriate to use this idiom. It’s a catch-22. This phrase comes from a classic American novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. This phrase, according to […]

Possessive pronouns, plurals and apostrophes – OH MY!

By, Jessica Knutzon The English language is tricky and there are many exceptions to rules. This does not help defend the idea that English is an easy language to learn. Apostrophes are so commonly misused that these mistakes become accepted in writing. It can be tricky to know when to use an apostrophe. Apostrophes are […]

Grammar Grief

By, Jessica Knutzon   When One Letter Makes A Difference When writing it is easy to confuse words that differ by only one letter. Below are a few examples of words that have little similar spellings but different meanings. Everyday vs Every Day These are often confused and some people choose to not use every […]