Georges Farid, Ph.D., holds a doctoral in Applied Linguistics from Université Paris V René Descartes. Now an honorary professor, he has taught written French in all its forms at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. He has presented numerous papers on various aspects of the French language, both nationally and internationally. He has written several articles on spelling and grammar. In 2004, he published Mieux comprendre le participe passé, and in 2012, Homonymes en exercices. His research interests include new spelling, sexism in the French language, inclusive writing, clarity and simplicity in writing, error correction, grammar in the workplace, the 45 rules of the past participle, punctuation and the right word.