Who, Which, and That: Singular or Plural?

Who, Which, and That: Singular or Plural?

In this post we will talk about three pronouns that can be either singular or plural, depending on the context: who, which, and that. Several of our other posts open with a brief quiz that we preface with the question “Which of the following sentences are...
Possessives: Joint or Separate Ownership

Possessives: Joint or Separate Ownership

Recently a subscriber wrote to ask which of these two constructions is correct: The administrative assistant completed John’s and Rob’s report. The administrative assistant completed John and Rob’s report. In cases of joint ownership, only the second (or last) noun or...
Subjunctive Mood

Subjunctive Mood

Although very few people employ the subjunctive mood these days, it’s important for us to understand it so we can use it in high-stakes situations—or, at the very least, so we will understand that it’s not wrong when other people use it. Examine the verbs...