Nauseous vs. Nauseated


Am I Nauseous? Well, after all the dessert from the last post, you might have a tummy ache. Maybe you’re even feeling a little nauseous. Or is it nauseated? Hmm …   Nauseous vs. nauseated is one that a lot of people get wrong, so don’t worry if you’re one of them. You really shouldn’t blame yourself. A lot of … Read more

Desert vs. Dessert


It’s that time of year again … the time when people start worrying about months of overindulging.For some, the excess starts with an extra slice of pumpkin pie, topped with a dollop of whipped cream after Thanksgiving dinner, followed by weeks of downing Christmas cookies after every meal.For others, the chill of winter forces them … Read more

Conjugating Verbs – II


Well, it finally happened! I ran into a “Dontcha Wanna Sound Smarter?” subscriber IRL (in real life). It was fun for both of us. But do you know what was really fun about this encounter? She asked me to explain a grammar point. She said that she felt kind of funny asking, “Have you drunk …?” and wanted … Read more