Judy Hagey

Nonfiction Editor ~ Freelance Writer

Accepting the Exceptional

“My son,” wrote the proud mother, “was excepted…” Her Facebook post went on to share her joy that her child was chosen to participate in an event for children like her son who have lost a limb. No doubt, her son is exceptional. But the correct term to describe her son’s selection, is accepted.  Accept […]

Word of the Week – ruth

With no apologies to Stephen Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, I offer this week’s Word of the Week — a post that was written weeks before this strip appeared: I’m addicted to Words with Friends, the online Scrabble-like game. I say Scrabble–like, because the goal is the same: to create a crossword puzzle with […]

Is it too much to know which to-two-too to use?

As if two-word homophones aren’t confusing enough, today we tackle the to-too-two dilemma. Too much for you? Not if you keep a few definitions in mind. Easy one first: two – two is always a number. Use two when you are referring to a quantity that is greater than one and less than three. The […]