CATEGORY:Miscellany

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  • The Latin Abbreviations i.e. and e.g.

    Which of the following sentences correctly use the Latin abbreviations i.e. and e.g.? The evaluation noted that the employee had frequently exhibited irresponsible behavior (i.e.,...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 November 2017

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  • Possessives: Joint or Separate Ownership

    Recently a subscriber wrote to ask which of these two constructions is correct: The administrative assistant completed John’s and Rob’s report. The administrative assistant completed...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 November 2016

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  • The Subjunctive Mood

    Examine the verbs in each of the following sentences: If Harrison were chosen to be the next chief executive officer of the corporation, several controversial...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 November 2016

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  • The Passive Voice

    If you use your word processing software’s grammar checking feature, then you have probably had it tell you that some of your sentences—specifically, some of...

    Anonymous

    9 September 2016

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  • Using Numbers, including Percentages

    Style manuals do not agree on the issue of when writers should spell out numbers and when they should use numerals. And even a single...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 June 2016

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