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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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  • Style Manuals

    While there are some hard-and-fast grammar rules (subjects must agree in number with their verbs, for example), a large percentage of what people regard as...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 December 2017

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  • Bad vs. Badly

    Even skilled writers sometimes get confused about when to use the adjective bad and the adverb badly. Which of These Sentences Use Bad and Badly...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 November 2017

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