CATEGORY:Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

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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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  • When to Use “Myself” (and Other Reflexive Pronouns)

    Elsewhere on this site, we talk about using I and me correctly. This article addresses the appropriate use of myself and other reflexive pronouns. It’s not uncommon to hear...

    Nancy Tuten

    18 July 2019

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