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Articles filed under Grammar Usage

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December 29, 2020 Resources

Please Stop Using "Multiple"

A look at the word "multiple." What is wrong with the word and suggested alternatives to use in its place.


December 7, 2020 Resources

On Food and Language

Scotch bonnets and allspice are to cooking as exclamation points and colons are to sentences.


November 19, 2020 Resources

Hale and Hearty after Thanksgiving Dinner

​Like no other holiday, Thanksgiving revolves around food.


November 9, 2020 Resources

Why Ablaut Reduplication is Tip-Top

This “hidden rule” of English is one most people follow without realizing.


September 10, 2020 Resources

Grammar on the Edge: It’s Cleft Sentences That We’re Talking About

​Cleft sentences are one of the most common constructions that you’ve probably never heard of.


August 31, 2020 Resources

Abbreviation Frustration

It is time for style guides to allow writers more flexibility in the treatment of abbreviations.


July 6, 2020 Resources

Show and Tell Editing: Commas of the Founders

Any editing project involves a fair amount of taking commas from one place and putting them in another, but I always end up with some extras when I’m done.


February 25, 2020 Resources

The Serious, Serious Comma

You be the judge: Try your hand at three court cases where punctuation really mattered.