ComPost: grammar


Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014

For the AP Stylebook, it’s ‘more than’ over

Another small step back for grammar, another leap for usage.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar, ugh

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 01/14/2014

“Mistakes were clearly made.” In New Jersey, the Passive Voice apologizes

Taking the fall, once again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:08 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bridgegate, grammar, passive

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/29/2013

What your favorite punctuation mark says about you

It’s not a parenthetical statement.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

You didn’t build what? Grammar vs. the president

Grammar continues its rampages.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammar

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Save the Oxford comma! A Grammar Nazi’s plea

They’re useful, innocuous, and decorative!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oxford commas, Grammar, oxford comma