Articles filed under Grammar Usage

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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.

March 4, 2021 ACES News

Fun with Grammar wins 11th-Annual ACES Poetry Contest

Brittany Constable takes first place in the 11th-annual ACES Poetry Contest.

February 25, 2021 ACES News

Celebrate National Grammar Day 2021 with poetry

National Grammar Day is Thursday, March 4. This year we are asking you to celebrate by submitting your poems of 280 characters or less.

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.