One Space or Two after Periods?

One Space or Two after Periods?

Do you use one space or two after periods? Many people are surprisingly (even ridiculously) passionate about this issue. The Two-Space Camp Those who favor two spaces believe their text is more readable. Typically they learned to type on a typewriter. The two-space...
THE REASON IS BECAUSE vs. THE REASON IS THAT

THE REASON IS BECAUSE vs. THE REASON IS THAT

One of our newsletter subscribers wrote to ask us which phrase—”the reason is because” or “the reason is that”—is correct. Here are two examples of those constructions in a sentence: The reason we were late is because there was an accident on...
Between or Among?

Between or Among?

Which sentences correctly use between or among? I am having trouble choosing from among the three candidates we interviewed for the manager’s position. The contract dispute was to be settled in negotiations between the subcontractor, the electrician, the...
Using a Hyphen with Adjectives

Using a Hyphen with 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, and hyphenated compound words. This article add information about using a hyphen with adjectives. Start with a...
Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

Which of these sentences using the words criteria, media, or memoranda are correct? We will use several criterias in selecting our new office manager. Our most important criteria for an office manager is organizational skill. Before I interview applicants, I tell them...