September 22, 2011
Total number of comments
Total number of votes received
- May 24, 2013, 8:11pm
I've always hated this phrase as well. To me, the phrase "same difference" implies a comparison between TWO sets.
"Which was harder, Johnny? The transition from high school to college or college to grad school?"
"Oh, same difference."
“my” vs. “mine” in multiple owner possessive
- January 8, 2013, 5:36pm
Yes, I think "Gregg's and my" is preferable.
|Just because..., (it) doesn’t mean...||September 22, 2011|
|Complete sentence in parentheses||April 5, 2016|
|Is it acceptable to say “higher than” when you mean “as high as”?||November 29, 2016|
A quote within a quote within a quote
In the United States, you keep switching off between single and double quotes. So it would look like this:
"Sally remarked, 'Ginny, if you say "hell" again, I'll wash your mouth with soap.' "
Here, the word "hell" is in double quotes.
Other countries (like Germany, I believe) have a different approach, which is to move from single to double to triple quotes, like so:
'Sally remarked, "Ginny, if you say '''hell''' again, I'll wash your mouth with soap." '