Monday, January 24, 2011

Editing for Grammarphobes: Monday Morning Quickie

I am in mourning and only have the energy to muster up a grammatical quickie on this Monday, a bleak day on which Chicagoans awoke, not with visions of a potential Super Bowl appearance dancing in their heads, but with the realization the Packers will be playing Pittsburgh in two weeks. My condolences to the New York Jets fans, who are experiencing the same, sickening feeling today.


Okay, back to editing and grammar.


Biannual means twice a year or happening every six months, which is the same as semiannual.


This is not to be confused with the word biennial, which means occurring every two years, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary.

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