Posted by: episystechpubs | January 22, 2016

Editor’s Corner: You’re Welcome!

Good morning and happy Friday to you all!

While I waited for my doggies to visit the vet, I read through more of Grammar Girl’s book, The Grammar Devotional. I found several more topics that come up a lot here and others that are just interesting grammatical tidbits. Today I think I’ll share a little quiz with you. (Answers and explanations are at the bottom of this email.)

Quiz: You’re Welcome (p.5)

Which of the following is incorrect?

1. Squiggly received a warm welcome.

2. Please welcome Squiggly.

3. Squiggly’s arrival was a welcome distraction.

4. You’re welcomed.

5. They welcomed Squiggly to the family.

6. Welcome!

The answer is (4). Welcome can be many things: a noun, a verb, an adjective, and an interjection. But welcomed is the past tense form of the verb to welcome, not an adjective.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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