jane straus

Adjectives in a series: Commas or no commas?

Sometimes we get grammar questions in the WriteShop mailbag. Q: How is it determined when commas are needed or not needed between adjectives in a series? In WriteShop's Copying and Dictation Exercises, Lesson 5, there's a phrase I'm confused about. “Bright, fresh...

Plurals, possessives, and apostrophes | Jane’s grammar nugget

Jane Straus, late author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, has helped thousands of readers make sense of grammar. Today, we're sharing some of her tips for dealing with three more grammar bugs. Jane often said that many people have been taught incorrectly,...

Not your grandma’s grammar! | Jane’s grammar nugget

Jane Straus, late author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, can help us modernize Grandma's grammar! Jane says: As if it isn’t enough that computers have influenced just about every area of our lives, you’d think that something as sacred as the English...

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