Grammar Repair Shop

Choose just the right word

December 5, 2019
Learn the difference between four similar pairs of words.
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Whoa, whoa … easy on those commas!

October 31, 2019
Commas are intended to help the reader comprehend a sentence more easily. Unnecessary ones are a distraction. Here are three places not to put a comma, from Barron’s Essentials of English.
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Clean up your sentences with parallelism

October 4, 2019
Parallelism brings consistent grammatical construction to each part of a sentence, making it friendlier to the ear.
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A helpful grammar hand from the AP

August 1, 2019
From @APStylebook, a Twitter feed run by the Associated Press, some very handy hints from recent online chats, collected by PR Newswire.
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Which word should I use?

March 7, 2019
Here are five potential confusers.
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10 common grammar mistakes to avoid

February 19, 2019
Most grammar mistakes can be avoided if you have the discipline to re-read your work before printing, submitting or pressing send, so put these reminders from experienced copywriter Hayley Mullen to use next time you sit down to put your thoughts in writing.
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To capitalize or not to capitalize?

January 3, 2019
You know the basic rules of capitalization, but there are fine points and examples that puzzle even our most skilled readers.
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Portmanteaus to the rescue

September 26, 2018
Here is a list of words you may be surprised are actually portmanteaus.
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Watch out for these 6 tricky expressions

July 25, 2018
Even the most grammar conscious people can still make mistakes, writes Sharon Reynolds for Hubspot. Here are the six expressions people still use incorrectly.
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Getting compound subjects straight

March 1, 2018

We all know that a singular subject takes a singular verb and a plural subject takes a plural verb, but what about a compound subject?

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