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The First Fifty Tips

Contents

Preface

Word Usage

Who or Whom?
Lie or Lay?
Sit and Set?
Anymore or Everyday?
Using Good and Well as Modifiers
Anxious or Eager?
Speaking of Graduates
The Prefixes Bi- and Semi-
Regarding Irregardless
Bring or Take?
Drug or Dragged? Loan or Lend?
Between or Among?
I or Me?
Effect or Affect?
Like or As?
Criteria and Media
Bad or Badly?
Which or That?
When Less Is Better
Using the Articles A and An
Starting Sentences with And or But
Here and There
Cyber Language

Titles

Titles of Persons
Titles of Works
Capitalization in the Titles of Works

Punctuation

Serial Commas
Punctuating with Quotation Marks, Part 1
Punctuating with Quotation Marks, Part 2
Punctuating with Parentheses
Using the Semicolon
Using the Colon

Modifiers

Placement of Only
Comparatives and Superlatives
Coordinate Adjectives
Hyphenated Adjectives

Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

Plurals of Nouns Ending in Sibilants
Possessive Case of Nouns Ending in Sibilants
Possessive Case and the Issue of Ownership
Reflexive Pronouns
Singular Indefinite Pronouns, Part 1
Singular Indefinite Pronouns, Part 2
Three Verb Errors to Avoid
Making Verbs Agree with Collective Nouns
The Subjunctive Mood

Miscellany

En Dashes and Em Dashes
Parallel Structure
The Latin Abbreviations i.e. and e.g.
Typography
Style Manuals

Copyright 2002 Get It Write

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