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What exactly is a quid pro quo? Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik presents it as another example of how lively the ostensibly dead language, Latin, can be. Read more

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Why do some people hate learning English? The answer might be summed up in four words: read, read, lead, led. Read more

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Writers have a name for the information we put at or near the end of a sentence: “end-weight.” We use end-weighting to bring extra attention to particular words or ideas, or to help create a chain of logic that our readers can easily follow. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik enlightens readers on the appropriate use of heteronyms. Read more

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The soundless L’s diversity of origin and application can make it tricky for spelling and pronunciation. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik discusses common spelling missteps for many different cherished holidays of the season. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik discusses the use of double negatives. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik explains some basic language related to horse anatomy and racing wagers. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik shares some of the finer points of proper punctuation for quotations. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet writer Neil Chethik helps readers stay up to speed on the grammatical nuances of recent political news. Read more

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It’s generally better to be short. Short is not the same as shallow. Writing high-quality short pieces often takes more time than writing long ones. You still must make your point; you just have to do it more efficiently. Read more

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In the age of emoticons, proper parentheticals (like this) set you apart, as Neil Chethik explains in his Business Lexington Grammar Gourmet column. Read more

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When the thermometer aches toward 90 degrees, and the humidity powers past 90 percent, we should leave mere “hot” behind and describe the situation using the kitchen verbs: Baking. Boiling. Broiling. Read more

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Grammar gourmet writer Neil Chethik uses his knowledge of grammar to ferret out spammers and scammers online. Read more

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The Carnegie Center in Lexington celebrates its 25th anniversary this year as a literacy and learning hub . But is it pronounced CAR-nuh-ghee or Car-NAY-ghee? Read more

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Some transgender people prefer to be referred to by traditional gender pronouns – he or she – in concert with their gender self-identity. But others reject these traditional pronouns in favor of gender-neutral ones. Read more

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With spring in early bloom, it may seem an appropriate time to invite a friend to “stop by and set a spell.” Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik shares some of his favorite language quirks of quintessential Kentucky speak. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik calls for the country to take back the nickname and see it again as something other than an insult. Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik discusses the proper (and improper) uses of the words "already," "alright" and "altogether." Read more

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Grammar Gourmet columnist Neil Chethik shares some of his favorite verbal gymnastics maneuvers from his experiences in reading aloud. Read more

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