“As I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen is about a mom who raised her daughter Emily after her husband left her. Mom was flat broke and couldn’t be ‘the good mom’ while also being the bread-winner. Now the social worker at Emily’s school wants to have a talk… while Mom stands there, ironing.… Read More One Paper, So Many Tiny Errors
A student today asked me about comma splices. The teacher warned Student about them, and the test was coming up… It’s as if Student had a shameful secret that no one else had. NOPE. It’s so common that it’s an internet meme! So what, exactly, is a comma splice? It’s hooking up two sentences into… Read More Tutor on Grammar -How do I fix it?