CATEGORY:Word Usage

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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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  • Which or That?

    While both which and that can be used in other constructions, the confusion usually arises when they are being used as relative pronouns to introduce adjective (or relative) clauses....

    Nancy Tuten

    3 August 2015

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  • Effect and Affect

    Which of these sentences are correct? Rising oil prices will have an effect on nearly everyone. Her emotional outburst was purely for effect. The new...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 May 2015

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