Grammar Repair Shop: Possessive style

September 1, 2004
Problem: Phyllis Nagy, Orlando, Fla., asked about the spelling of the possessive “boss’s.”

Grammar Repair Shop: Formality governs letter punctuation

July 1, 2004
Problem: “When addressing a business letter, is it correct to put a comma or a colon after the addressee’s name?” (From Lynne Nelson, Princeton, N.J.)

Words, Words, Words: June ’20

February 1, 2004
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Strike the best conversational mix

October 1, 1997
The most persuasive communicators balance advocacy and inquiry.