CATEGORY:Miscellany

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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.

    Elsewhere on this site, we have articles on many confusing word pairs, such as effect and affect,  lay and lie, bad and badly, and I and...

    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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  • Passive Voice and Active Voice

    If you use a word processing software’s grammar checker, you have probably seen a green squiggly line at some point indicating that your verb was...

    Nancy Tuten

    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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