Family Life / The English Teacher

Pardon Me. With Whom Might I Register a Complaint?

Quoting myself here: ‘Good grammar is always in season.’  Subjects and Verbs agreeing with each other. Proper attention paid so that participles and prepositions aren’t left dangling — so awkward, really. Fragments used only for effect. Run-ons eliminated. No impediment to our understanding, good grammar usage clarifies what would otherwise be a cloudy idea. I … Continue reading

Family Life

Dog People

A friend of mine with a brand new puppy at home recently posited that “dog people are the best people.” I heartily agreed, of course — I’m a ‘dog people’ too. But I wonder sometimes if dogs themselves aren’t the best people. Work with me on this one. This morning, I’m ‘home alone.’ My husband … Continue reading