The sound of ‘ee’ in ‘people’

‘Poeple’ is just a weird word.  Not for what it means but for how it’s spelled.  It is the only word in the entire English language that makes the ‘ee’ sound using the letters ‘eo’.  No wonder people think English is a hard language to learn.

The sound of ‘ee’ in ‘people’

‘Poeple’ is just a weird word.  Not for what it means but for how it’s spelled.  It is the only word in the entire English language that makes the ‘ee’ sound using the letters ‘eo’.  No wonder people think English is a hard language to learn.

Should I use a comma before the ‘and’ in a series of items?

Generally speaking, the answer is yes.  If you ommit the comma, it can lead to ambiguous meanings.  Following is an example. I would like to thank my parents, Sandy and God. In this sentence, is the person thankful for his parents, who are Sandy and God??? Or is he thankful for 4 people, his parents, [...]

Should I use a comma before the ‘and’ in a series of items?

Generally speaking, the answer is yes.  If you ommit the comma, it can lead to ambiguous meanings.  Following is an example. I would like to thank my parents, Sandy and God. In this sentence, is the person thankful for his parents, who are Sandy and God??? Or is he thankful for 4 people, his parents, [...]

Word o’ the Wise :: Maven does not equal Maverick

One of the coolest things about a digital dictionary like m-w.com, is that now when you go and look up a word, you can hear it pronounced correctly instead of having to try to understand their pronunciation guide (which makes me have to look up more words I didn’t know like umlaut and diacritic). However, [...]

Word o’ the Wise :: Maven does not equal Maverick

One of the coolest things about a digital dictionary like m-w.com, is that now when you go and look up a word, you can hear it pronounced correctly instead of having to try to understand their pronunciation guide (which makes me have to look up more words I didn’t know like umlaut and diacritic). However, [...]