Quiz # 24 focused on the a subtle difference that precise writers are aware of. “Envy” connotes a longing for other people’s good fortune. “Jealousy” is a little nastier. It’s a fear of rivalry, usually with sexual overtones. “Jealousy” is what’s needed in our example of the ‘handsome new assistant.’ Congrats to Edna, Tammy, Chris and Mark.
Dr. John’s Grammar Quiz #25 Can you spot the glaring grammatical error in this sentence? “To remain competitive, and to realize a profit in the coming fiscal year, the company must keep its parts inventory to less than 40 items.”