Category: Lifestyle

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Column: ‘Presume’ vs. ‘assume’

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy: I’ve got a question for you. I’ve always thought that ‘assume’ and ‘presume’ could be used interchangeably, but recently a friend told me that isn’t true. What’s the deal? When...

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Column: Compose vs. comprise

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, I debate with myself constantly about whether or not I am using ‘compose’ and ‘comprise’ correctly. Are they synonyms that can be used interchangeably, or should I only be using...

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Column: Which possessive to use?

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy: I’m having a writing quandary. This sentence makes sense: “Jordan Fischer, whose column is called Grammar Guy…” But what about when the subject is no longer a person? I find...

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Column: Missed the mark on ‘so?’

Question: “Jordan, I faithfully read and enjoy your Current column, but I think you missed the mark on Marlena’s question (November 18, 2014) about the irritating use of ‘so.’ I think you didn’t answer...

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Column: On the evolution of language

Question: “Jordan, I was tempted to write you after your comments on ‘may’ vs. ‘can’. I didn’t, but your comments on ‘snuck’ and ‘sneaked’ have tipped me over the edge. I know English is...

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Column: So what’s the deal with ‘so?’

Question: “Hello. I’ve recently started receiving The Southside Times and love your columns. Now I have an issue I’d like for you to address. It seems like so many people are starting a sentence...

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Column: Fish oil an important diet supplement

Fish oil is probably the most important supplement you can add to your dog’s diet, regardless of what type of diet you feed. EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, provide...