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Grammar Bite: Don’t Dangle Your Participles

Dangling participles aren’t dirty, but your sentence might be taken that way if you don’t fix them. Continue reading

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Review: Correlative Conjunctions

The trick with correlative conjunctions is the sentence parts they join must be structured the same way. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Adjective Basics

Rich adjectives. Fancy adjectives. Not-your-momma’s adjectives. Find out the skinny on adjectives in today’s post. Continue reading

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10 Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

Subject-verb agreement goes beyond just singular or plural. Ten rules to matching your subjects with your verbs. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Snuggling Up to Only

As in real estate, the most important thing with only is “location, location, location.” Find out where to put this delightful little word. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Misplaced Modifiers

Misplaced modifiers can cause you to say something you don’t mean. Learn how to identify and fix them in today’s Grammar Bite. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Compose vs. Comprise

Some writers use “compose” and “comprise” interchangeably. Is that really OK? Continue reading

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That Which Has a Tail, Part 2: Quiz Answers

Did you try the exercise in yesterday’s That Which Has a Tail post? Here are the correct answers: The letter that came today was nice than the one that came yesterday. Usually my mail, which is delivered at noon, is … Continue reading

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That Which Has a Tail

Someone recently asked me the difference between that and which. I stumbled through a response, knowing I wasn’t doing an adequate job of it. Herewith, a (hopefully) better answer. By the way, if you speak the Queen’s English, the answer … Continue reading

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Who vs. Whom and Other Writing Bugaboos

Every writer has them: little points of grammar she can never remember. Is it who or whom? When is effect the right word? Is it i.e. or e.g., and what do they stand for anyway? Herewith, a few points to … Continue reading

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