CATEGORY:Word Usage

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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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  • Who or Whom

    I hope I am dead and gone when it happens, but I fully realize that one day the word whom will be designated by dictionaries...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 April 2017

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  • Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

    Which of these sentences are correct? We will use several criterias in selecting our new office manager. Our most important criteria for an office manager...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 March 2017

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  • Drug and Dragged

    Can you tell which sentences correctly use drug and dragged? She dragged me to the doctor last week because I had been sick for such...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 March 2017

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