If you've ever corrected someone for using who instead of whom; if you know what a proofreading carat is and how to use it; if you know the difference between a dependent and independent clause, today's Links over Coffee is for you. I salute you, the grammar geek.
- Its not it's Seriously, this punctuation error and that tiny apostrophe's misuse is so common that a site has been set up just to distinguish between the use of these two items--its (the possessive pronoun) and it's (the contraction for it is). Not sure which to use? Double-check here.
- Grammar Girl podcast and site Any self-respecting grammar geek has probably been listening to Mignon Fogarty's well-researched podcast for years now, but in case you're not--go subscribe now. They're short (just a few minutes each), and she researches and answers all your sticky grammar questions. Plus, a wealth of info in her show's back archives. (Yes, I know that was a fragment. It's a blog.)
- Charles Hodgson's Podictionary blog and podcast Charles Hodgson hosts a tiny yet active podcast on word roots every day. Yes, just the etymology of different words. Yes, every day. Today's is "litter." Go check it out. Really.