CATEGORY:Miscellany

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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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  • 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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  • Typing Characters That Don’t Appear on the Keyboard

    One of the many advantages personal computers have over typewriters is that we can type a whole host of useful characters that are not visible...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 December 2015

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  • En Dashes and Em Dashes

    A number of our readers have written to ask us to explain the difference between the hyphen, the em dash, and the en dash. Distinguishing...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 November 2015

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