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  • “The Reason Is Because” vs. “The Reason Is That”

    One of our newsletter subscribers wrote to ask us which of the following constructions is correct: The reason we were late is because there was...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 June 2018

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  • Anymore and Everyday

    Can you spot problems with the use of anymore and everyday in the following sentences? James does not have anymore vacation time left this year....

    Nancy Tuten

    3 May 2018

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  • Between and Among

    Which sentences correctly use “between” or “among”? I am having trouble choosing from among the three candidates we interviewed for the manager’s position. The contract...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 April 2018

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  • Punctuating with Parentheses

    Which of these sentences containing parenthetical expressions are punctuated correctly? The convention will be held at the Hilton (Riverside, not Downtown). Although the director had...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 February 2018

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  • Using the Articles “A” and “An”

    One subscriber wrote to ask about the proper use of the articles a and an. Like many of us, he thought he had been taught...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 January 2018

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