Category: Basic Grammar

Affect or Effect

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Which is the correct usage of the word “effect” (or “Affect”): the paperwork necessary to EFFECT the assignment or AFFECT the assignment. To “effect” means to “bring about or accomplish.”… Read more »

Verse vs. versus

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This one just comes from listening to high school students talk. “Let’s verse” doesn’t mean “Let’s write poetry” though I wish it did. It usually means “Let’s play against each… Read more »

I vs. Me

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OK, I’m not about to get into a fight with myself; it’s just that I hear people misusing “I” so often (even teachers!) that it drives me crazy. It’s simple:… Read more »