CATEGORY:Word Usage

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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 vs. Badly

    Even skilled writers sometimes get confused about when to use the adjective bad and the adverb badly. Which of These Sentences Use Bad and Badly...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 November 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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  • “I” or “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

    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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