Do you ever wonder whether you should use “which” instead of “that” or vice versa? In the United States we use “which” differently than those living in the United Kingdom. I have no idea when or how the usage diverged, but according to our Modern Language Association, there is a correct way to use each.
Quick, before the Feds kick down my door—let me tell you a story.
This is a case of alleged corruption, unproven fraud, and suspected malfeasance…all made possible by a small grammatical ambiguity.
What if I told you that a missing comma nearly let me slip away with half a million dollars of ill-gotten taxpayer money? Well, “slip away” might be the wrong way to put it—the questionable actions can be justified as perfectly legal…from a certain point of view.
Where to begin?
05 01 2016
“Change is good. Let’s all hold hands and celebrate change.” —all of the Internets right around the start of a new year.
Right around the start of a new year, the Internets are abuzz with blogs about change. Myriad blogs, news articles, and social media statuses extoll the virtues of change and how to embrace it. For companies, change is a challenge to the status quo, and even good change—like landing a new client—often comes with its own set of challenges. What does the client want? How do you keep him happy? If I tell him I’m a 49ers fan, will he find someone else?