AP Style: How to Use Ellipses

AP Style: How to Use Ellipses

AP Style: How to Use Ellipses One of the more commonly misused and overused punctuation marks is the ellipsis. I’ve encountered far too many maddening late-night emails literally dotted with ellipses signifying either incoherent thought or implied mischief....
What Are Comparative Adjectives?

What Are Comparative Adjectives?

What Are Comparative Adjectives? As much as my therapist might advise against it, most people cannot resist making comparisons. We say that the grass is greener on the other side. We diet because we want to become healthier than we are presently. We study in order to...
What Are Superlative Adjectives?

What Are Superlative Adjectives?

What Are Superlative Adjectives? I often hear people declaring this or that to be the “stupidest thing.” In one instance, I recall a would-be grammarian retorting that the declaration itself was the “most stupid.” Unwarranted hyperbole aside, the reality is that it’s...