Today, I thought I'd share a question from a visitor to our site and the response given by Phil Jamieson, president of ProofreadNOW.com.
This is an actual question posed by a reader through our Ask the Grammar Experts section of our website. We didn't make this up nor did we pay our reader for this question! But it certainly speaks to our passions here at ProofreadNOW.com.
Question from a concerned reader
Are official changes taking place in the English language that I'm not aware of? I'm noticing that grammar errors are occurring in publications with such frequency that the average person has accepted these errors as correct. For instance, the phrase "every day" has now become the adjective "everyday" in all instances; the use of the possessive pronoun before a gerund has almost totally disappeared, and the correct use of an apostrophe is totally unknown. What is the current accepted use of the above issues?