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.

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Teachers Savor Students' 'Mist Queues' Jul 21, 2021

Sometimes, when grading my students' papers and tests, I encounter errors that disarm me because the... Read More

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These Derivations Are on the Money Jul 14, 2021

"The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald supposedly told Ernest Hemingway. "Yes," Hemin... Read More

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Pet Peeves Pounce on Prancing Prey Jul 07, 2021

I occasionally ask readers to unleash their pet peeves about grammar and usage. While at first, thes... Read More

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Olympics Terms Can Test Your 'Medal' Jun 30, 2021

Let the games — and names — begin! Here's a handy guide to the origins and meanings of S... Read More