CATEGORY:Miscellany

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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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  • Parallel Structure

    Often our writing includes lists. If these lists are to be logical and readable, the items in them must be parallel with one another. That...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 September 2017

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