CATEGORY:Miscellany

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  • Verbs First: Targeting the Crucial Action

    We can improve our writing by focusing on any unit of style—from choosing the just-right word to sculpting clauses, sustaining longer sentences with grace, and...

    Mark Roberts

    17 April 2019

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  • What Does It Mean to “Beg the Question”?

    Pardon Me—May I Beg Your Question? Often I hear newscasters say something like this: “Which begs the question—why was the senator naked in the first...

    Ron Cooper

    17 March 2019

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  • One Space or Two after Periods?

    Do you use one space or two after periods? Many people are surprisingly (even ridiculously) passionate about this issue. The Two-Space Camp Those who favor...

    Nancy Tuten

    28 September 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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  • 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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