Jan 07, 2014

The Top 10 Grammar Conundrums of 2013

Over the course of last year, our beloved Grammar Hammer tackled a host of topics, ranging from verb tenses to punctuation,  and everything in between.

The most popular Grammar Hammer posts for the year focused on basics, for the most part, and here are the ten that garnered the most readers.

I thank you for your interest in Grammar Hammer and welcome your suggestions for topics I should revisit or add to my list for 2014!

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Author Catherine Spicer is a manager of customer content services at PR Newswire.

2 Comments on Blog Post Title


Lucy 16:54 EST on Jan 7, 2014

Nos. 2 and 8 have two important exceptions.

No. 2: An apostrophe is never used to form a plural… EXCEPT in the case of single letters. Per AP Style: “Single letters: Use ‘s: Mind your p’s and q’s. He learned the three R’s…”

No. 8: Effect is also a verb that means “to bring about,” as in: “During his time in office, the representative hoped to effect serious change in his district.”


Lucy 16:56 EST on Jan 7, 2014

Nos. 2 and 8 have two important exceptions.

No. 2: An apostrophe is never used to form a plural… EXCEPT in the case of single letters. Per AP Style: “Single letters: Use ‘s: Mind your p’s and q’s. He learned the three R’s…”

No. 8: Effect is also a verb that means “to bring about,” as in: “During his time in office, the representative hoped to effect serious change in his district.”


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