CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • Using Good and Well as Modifiers

    Can you tell which of these sentences use the words good and well correctly as modifiers? The financial report this year was good. Our stocks...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 March 2016

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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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  • 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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