I’m the author of a stack of grammar books (English Grammar For Dummies, English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, Webster’s New World Punctuation: Simplified and Applied, 1001 Grammar Practice Questions For Dummies) and an educator with four decades of experience teaching the rules of Standard American English. My only remotely cool moment came when I was interviewed by a reporter from MTV about the decision by “Panic! At the Disco” to drop the exclamation point.
Probably my best qualification for this blog, though, is that I am obsessed with words and language. I play Scrabble, do crossword puzzles, and walk into traffic when I’m trying to decide why “flammable” and “inflammable” mean the same thing. This blog is for anyone interested in grammar. It arises from my home, New York City.