FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions from website visitors
Over the years I’ve received many FAQ frequently asked questions, suggestions and lovely comments. Here I’d like to share just a few with you – enjoy!
I saw this on an email signature and had to laugh out loud! Ambidextrous means to be able to use both hands/arms, for example, being able to write with both your left and right hands.
The next time you want to get a laugh, try saying, “I would give my right arm to be ambidextrous!” 🙂
Teena: Is there any way that you could publish the grammar notes as a daily or weekly tip newsletter? Thanks for considering this! Ronald R., Georgia
Hey there Ronald! I have had so many requests for this that I have decided to start an email Newsletter – I have just launched it! Please click on the Newsletter link in the menu bar.
Teena, i enjoyed looking at your web site. i found it to be very interesting and i appreciate your attempt to battle bad grammar. i tell you what always confuses me. i can never keep affect and effect straight.
Teena says: Trish, thanks for your very kind words! I’ve explained the differences between affect and effect on their webpage – pop over here to read more — Difference between affect and effect >>
Is there any easy way? Yes, there is! There is one “E” in this word, and I always say to myself, “E for Envelope.” So use this spelling when you’re talking about anything to do with paper, pens and things you’d buy in a stationery store or shop. While you are in the store and standing still, you are stationary [stationAry with an “a” – the OTHER spelling of stationery.]. Pop over to the Stationery page to read more >>
I’ve just been to your site which I found in Australia’s Internet Directory this month. I was mainly interested in ellipsis, which I always forget how to use, but found the whole site very interesting.
I’ve given it to a few friends I know can use it. I’m writing this e-mail because I’m confused about when to use past or passed, and thought it may be a good addition to your site. If I pass a car on the freeway, have I past it, or passed it? A motion in parliament is passed, but the shop is past the corner of the street. Why is that?
I hope you can help my confusion. Thankyou and keep up the great work.
Michael B., Australia
Michael, thanks so much for your very kind words! And for your terrific question – I have written a page to cover this – please read Past or Passed? >>
A great tip from Lee, July 1999
“Teena – You are correct on your website page about “Dot Dot Dot” — except when you leave out the last part of the sentence. Then it is “last words ….” with FOUR dots.
From an old retired typographer.
Thanks Lee! It’s always great to hear from people who know how to use ellipses!
The questions from Ann is: Do you have a section on using quotes? I can never remember if they go before or after the comma, period, or whatever!
Great question Ann! I have written about this and you can click the link to read more.
If you’d like to ask a question, click on the Ask a Question button in the sidebar to get started 🙂 I love to get feedback!