Hello, my delightful devotees, As I flew over California in yesterday's dreamland, I received a telepathic message from one Layla Von Trapp (changed her last name to protect her from you), saying that she and her laborious husband were wondering whether a period goes before or after quotation marks. "Oh, Fairy Godwriter, would you please … Continue reading Where does that period go?
I.e. vs. e.g.
Hello lovers of liberty and grammar, Today's blog is about an error that's so common, I wouldn't even dare to be annoyed at anyone who makes it. In fact, it was a young lad from the UK who speaks a very proper Queen's English, who suggested this topic. I am referring to the differences between … Continue reading I.e. vs. e.g.
Who’s vs. Whose
Hello, friendly people of the world! I don't have anything witty to tell you about this morning; although I did get a new kind of glitter to sprinkle all over the world as I tweedle and hover around the starry night sky, so that's exciting! But I digress. Let's stay on topic: Today, we're discussing … Continue reading Who’s vs. Whose
Good vs. Well
Hello, my little darlings, Once again, it's lunch time at my day job, which can only mean one thing: It's time for this Fairy Godwriter to blog! Today, we are going to review the subtle differences between well vs. good; because sometimes, when I'm fluttering over our vast universe, I'll hear someone use the incorrect … Continue reading Good vs. Well
Advice vs. Advise
Ciao, miei amici! Rumor has it that a fairy godwriter is dabbling with learning Italian, because, why ever not? Sono una persona curiosa e amo l'Italia! Anyway, let's get back on track. So there's this good friend of mine who's a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, who suggested I address the differences between the words "advice" … Continue reading Advice vs. Advise
Bring vs. Take
Hello my little darlings! When I originally started this blog, I wanted to address mainly common mistakes that irritate me (such as not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're", because... COME ON!) Yet, as I've received feedback from my lovely readers, I've realized that: (a) there are certain mistakes I should be more understanding … Continue reading Bring vs. Take
Eager vs. Anxious
Good day, my precious wonders! As I savor my delicious spinach pasta with cherry tomatoes and nutritional yeast, I started reminiscing about comments my fabulous readers have left on The Fairy Godwriter Facebook page. One of them, a dapper gentleman by the name of John, asked for clarification on the usage of "eager" and "anxious". And because … Continue reading Eager vs. Anxious
Capital vs. Capitol
Greetings, delightful lovers of knowledge! Have you ever been to Washington, DC? Cherry blossoms, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House (if only President Fitzgerald Grant, or the wonderful Mellie Grant were in that Oval Office right now!) Our nation's CAPITAL is also home to the CAPITOL building. Fascinating, isn't it? So here you go, my little darlings: … Continue reading Capital vs. Capitol
Principal vs. Principle
Hello fairy godreaders! As I sit at my desk, eating my delicious spinach, chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes salad, I started thinking about Zack Morris. He was dreamy, wasn't he? However, the reason Bayside High came to mind was because of Mr. Belding. You see, I've noticed way too often, that a lot of people don't … Continue reading Principal vs. Principle
On Dangling Modifiers
Hello fellow grammar lovers of the world! Today, we're going to talk about dangling modifiers! Yes, yes, I can already see all of you moving towards the edge of your seats, all excited to read about it! Oh! You're getting up to clap! I'll just wait in silence while the standing ovation quiets down... Thank … Continue reading On Dangling Modifiers