CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • Between and Among

    Which sentences correctly use “between” or “among”? I am having trouble choosing from among the three candidates we interviewed for the manager’s position. The contract...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 April 2018

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  • Using the Articles “A” and “An”

    One subscriber wrote to ask about the proper use of the articles a and an. Like many of us, he thought he had been taught...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 January 2018

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  • Bad or Badly?

    Some of the most skilled and experienced writers confuse the adjective bad with the adverb badly. Consider these five sentences: can you tell which of...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 November 2017

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  • “I” and “Me”

    Which of these sentences correctly use the first-person pronouns “I” and “me”? Harry and I will take the annual report to the meeting. The winners...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 September 2017

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  • Hyphenated Adjectives

    Several of our subscribers have written to ask us to address the use of hyphens like the ones in the following six sentences. Can you...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 May 2017

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