Author: Dr_Ron_Rower


A reader wrote asking about the correct use of the relative pronouns that and which. I give quite a number of examples of their use in relative clauses but had overlooked listing the rules governing their use. I’ve now added

Is the Adjective Endangered?

In a recent letter to the editor of a Montreal newspaper, a retired advertising copywriter amusingly pretends to deplore what he called “attacks on the sanctity of the adjective,” which, he said, reflects “a loss in the battle to save

Cat and Adverb

When reading prose, we usually can follow the train of thought without having to pay particular attention to syntax. But poems often require us to deal consciously with syntax -— in fact, I originally wrote Grammar Once and for All