CATEGORY:Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

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  • Using the Articles “A” and “An”

    One subscriber wrote to ask how to determine whether to use a or an in front of a noun. Like many of us, he had...

    Nancy Tuten

    25 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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  • Can “They” Ever Be Singular?

    Editors at Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary caused quite a stir when they tweeted on September 17, 2019, that “the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ has been added to the...

    Nancy Tuten

    21 September 2019

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  • “Lie” or “Lay”?

    This website addresses a number of confusing word pairs, including effect and affect, sit and set, and bad and badly, just to name a few. But...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 August 2019

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