The Word Guy

The Word Guy

The Word Guy

Teacher, writer, editor and language columnist Rob Kyff is an expert with words. Through his weekly columns in several publications, a multitude of published books, as well as in his classrooms, he shares his language and grammar tips and provides fun facts about the evolution of the English language.

Recently Published

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Will Verbal Clues Unmask 'Deep Thwart'? Sep 19, 2018

Linguistic sleuths are poking into every nook and cranny of the anonymous op-ed piece recently publi... Read More

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Should We Be Fraught Over 'Fraught'? Sep 12, 2018

When a political issue or policy becomes dominant and pervasive, we often develop a shorthand term f... Read More

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Comma Fare for the Fan Man Sep 05, 2018

Q. I'll often write sentences such as this: "My friend Michael is having a party." Should I place a ... Read More

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Courtly Terms for Kavanaugh Hearings Aug 29, 2018

As the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh approach, many wonder whether... Read More