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Articles from 2019

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January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Metal, Medal, Mettle, and Meddle

Understanding metal, medal, mettle, and meddle.


January 1, 2019

2 Ways to Boost Confidence in Your Skills

To instill confidence in your clients, you first have to have confidence in yourself.


January 1, 2019

'Until' is an Old Norse Redundancy

The words till and until appear in Middle English about 700 years ago.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

'White Paper' Contrasts with 'Blue Books,' Other Shades

A white paper is an official or authoritative report, giving information and possibly proposing a course of action.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

"Of Which" as the Starch in Your Collar

Should you use "which" for inanimate objects?


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Are You Rifling or Riffling?

Rifling and riffling can indicate quickly going through something, but the difference between them can be vast.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

“Lude” Word Tricks: Allude, Delude, Elude, Illude

Just in case such a -lude word trick works for you sometime, here are the cards you’ll need in your hand:


January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Suffix Too Far: adjective + -ive

Quite a number of adjectives can be created by adding the suffix -ive to a noun (combat / combative) or a verb (impress / impressive).


January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Noisome and Odious Usage Tip

Though you probably recognize both noisome and odious as something you don't want to be called, they might not mean what you think.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Historic vs. historical

Understanding the difference between historic and historical can mean the difference between “this happened” and “THIS HAPPENED!!!”