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Someone may have stolen your grammar book

Poor guy! The writer for Yahoo! Style most have had his grammar books and dictionary stolen. And with his writing skills, that’s a real tragedy:


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What is with the writers at Yahoo!? How could the Yahoo! Style writer make a boneheaded grammatical mistake like this:

I mean, really, doesn’t it just sound wrong when you read that? 31 more words


"I think it's 'drew.'"

Want to know if you’re spending too much time with kids? You use the word “drawed” in a sentence. I did, hoped no one noticed — but a bright littleĀ 4 year old corrected me, “I think it’s ‘drew.'”

The Crumpett Files

Can readers make writers smarter?

What does it take to improve the grammar of the professional writers and editors responsible for yahoo.com? Pointing out their errors, jeering, and suggesting corrections impact their writing. Sometimes.


How to sink your career

Your career as a writer for the Yahoo! front page may have just sunk with this grammatical gaffe:

A sunken career can be as hard to raise as a sunken ferry, especially if your downfall is the result of an ability to distinguish between an adjective (like, oh, say, maybe sunken) and a verb (sunk).


Editing recommendations were inadequate

For years I’ve been recommending that Yahoo! stop outsourcing the writing on yahoo.com to non-English-speaking countries. But it appears that my recommendations on editing were inadequate: 88 more words


Chances are you wouldn't make this mistake...

…unless you write for yahoo.com:

The chances are good that if you’re not a writer or editor for Yahoo!, you’d recognize the subject (chances… 9 more words