Articles filed under Grammar Usage

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March 1, 2024 ACES News

Announcing ACES' Annual Poetry Contest, in Honor of National Grammar Day

March 4 is National Grammar Day. Time to get your poetry on.

March 4, 2023 ACES News

Winning poem reflects our shyness about grammar

Jay Waters is the winner of the 2023 ACES National Grammar Day Poetry Contest.

February 25, 2022 ACES News

Celebrate National Grammar Day 2022 with poetry

National Grammar Day is Friday, March 4. Celebrate with ACES by submitting poems of 280 characters or less.

October 26, 2021 Resources

Being mindful of mental health terms

The language used to describe mental health matters. Here are four things editors should remember to ensure these descriptions are being presented respectfully.

September 30, 2021 Resources

Does this title need a comma too?

The adverb too, as common and as useful as it is, can also be a source of irritation for editors.

August 20, 2021 Grammar Usage

To be, or not to be: A grammatical error

Editors should understand the possible pitfalls of anthropomorphism.

August 13, 2021 Editing Skills

Avoiding anachronisms in fiction

An object that should not yet exist when a story takes place can stop readers in their tracks. Here’s what editors can do to catch these factual errors.

July 22, 2021 Resources

Mind (be careful with) your idioms

When using these peculiar expressions, consider your audience.

May 13, 2021 Conferences

Grammar with graphics: Some illustrated trivia from "Grammar Saves Lives" session

This is what happens when a student newsroom journalist who loves both graphic design and language goes to a grammar session at ACES 2021 Online.

May 13, 2021 Resources

Grammar is overrated

You can be a superb editor without knowing every technicality.