John McIntyre - You Have Questions About Grammar and Usage, and John McIntyre Has Answers

Guest: NAIWE’s Grammar Expert John McIntyre

John, who was a working newspaper editor for 40 years, has watched writers grapple with changing patterns of English usage and wants to help you make reasonable decisions. Anticipating your concerns, he is preparing advice on perennial concerns: Should we give up on “whom”? Is singular “they” here to stay and acceptable everywhere? What can we do about “lie” and “lay”? You will get the best advice available.

Here’s what you can expect to learn in this class:

  • The most common problems in writing
  • Why some grammar rules that were taught in school no longer apply
  • Excellent reference books to have on hand
  • Rules for formal writing
  • Different types of English
  • John McIntyre’s favorite word

Duration: 57 minutes


John Early McIntyre has been a professional editor for more than 40 years, more than 33 of them at The Baltimore Sun, where he has headed the copy desk. John earned an undergraduate degree in English from Michigan State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree in English from Syracuse University, where he was a university fellow. John taught editing at Loyola University Maryland for 25 years. A charter member of the ACES: The Society for Editing, he served two terms as its president. John has presented workshops on writing and editing at conferences and publications in the United States and Canada.

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