- By Dan Kaufman on July 10, 2018
There are times when I think that maybe, just maybe, the world is completely unhinged.
I think like this when a driver does a U-turn in front of me on an eight-lane highway.
I think like this whenever I read the political news.
And, recently, I’ve begun to think like this whenever I look at my inbox …
- By Dan Kaufman on May 24, 2018
We all use superlatives, even if we don’t know the term.
A superlative is a fancy way of saying something is the absolute best it can be – typical examples are most, best and fastest.
Donald Trump uses them in almost every sentence – a good writer should never use them except if they can be proven.
- By Dan Kaufman on March 18, 2018
Most people have no idea that a dash is not the same as a hyphen – which is unfortunate, as a dash is an easy and effective way to add a pause into your writing …
- By Dan Kaufman on January 19, 2018
Commas should be easy to use – after all, their purpose is to reflect how we speak – and yet everywhere I look they’re being horribly abused. Sometimes they’re in places they have no business in; other times they’re missing. As such, this is a plain English guide that says everything I wish my school teachers had explained to me: