CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • Like and As

    Which of these sentences are correct? Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. (Remember that famous ad jingle?) He spends money like there is no...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 March 2016

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  • Regarding Irregardless (and Appropriately Using Prefixes with Other Words)

    Advice on this word could be summed up in a single sentence: especially in professional contexts, avoid using irregardless. While it is certainly a commonly...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 February 2016

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  • Sit and Set

    In a different post we have discussed the distinction between lie and lay. It is also helpful to examine sit and set, another pair of...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 January 2016

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  • To Lie or To Lay?

    The verbs “to lie” and “to lay” have very different meanings. Simply put, “to lie” means “to rest,” “to assume or be situated in a...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 October 2015

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  • Starting Sentences with And or But

    One of our readers wrote to ask if she could ever start a sentence with the word but. The answer is yes. The word but...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 September 2015

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