You’re writing a paper, but suddenly you stop because you’re not sure about a grammar rule. What do you do?
Many turn to grammar handbooks. Others use question-and-answer sites such as Grammarly Answers. Some questions are unique; others have been asked hundreds of times.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the answers to some frequently asked grammar and language questions in one handy guide? Here’s a handful to get you started:
What’s the difference between fewer and less?
Can you count the items? Use fewer. Otherwise, use less!
Correct: Fewer than 20 of the 314 applicants received an invitation to interview for the position.
Correct: I have less time to read this year than I would like.
Is it me or I?
Remove the other noun and say the sentence aloud. If it sounds wrong, switch the pronoun.
Correct: Did you invite Billy and me?
Did you invite Billy? Did you invite me? They both sound correct, so me is correct.
Correct: Should Billy and I go to the store?