New Problem with “lay” and “lie”

After writing numerous posts on the correct use of the verbs lay and lie, I’m ready to concede that getting everyone to use them “correctly” is a losing battle. Even if English teachers are teaching the concept, students are not listening. So many people tell their...

Are Your Homonyms Showing?

    Beginning in first grade, US school children are introduced to the concept of homonyms, words that have different meanings and spellings, but which sound alike. Homonyms are the words that Spellcheck won’t catch for you, words like plane and plain and...