CATEGORY:Modifiers

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  • The Difference between “Not All Are” and “All Are Not”

    Precision in language is critical. If we misplace even a single word or phrase, we risk changing the meaning of our sentence significantly. Such is...

    Nancy Tuten

    16 November 2019

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  • How to Make Last Names Plural

    With quite a few big holidays looming, many people are gearing up to send holiday greeting cards, so this is the perfect time to remind...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 November 2019

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  • To Split or Not to Split Infinitives?

    Most of us were taught never to split infinitives, but writers have been splitting them anyway—even long before Star Trek provided us with perhaps the...

    Nancy Tuten

    30 October 2019

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  • Hyphenated Adjectives

    We talk about hyphens in several different articles on this site. One article distinguishes hyphens from en and em dashes.  Another talks about open, closed,...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 May 2017

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  • Placement of “Only”

    Can you spot potential ambiguity in any of these sentences? The budget can only be balanced if programs are cut for next year. Many animals...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 May 2017

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