Grammar Repair Shop

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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Eliminate wordiness when you mean ‘because’

February 5, 2018

There are a lot of ways to say “because,” including “due to,” “since” and “as.” Bonnie Mills sorts out the best ways to use these words.

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Subjects and verbs getting along?

January 5, 2018

Subject-verb agreement means you pair singular subjects with singular verbs and plural subjects with plural verbs. Basic subject-verb agreement comes naturally for most native English speakers, but certain combinations can trip up even seasoned writers. Some tips.

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Comprise, compose or consitute?

December 7, 2017

Here are examples of the correct ways to use comprise, compose, and constitute.

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Avoid common spelling errors in idioms

November 2, 2017

Mark Nichol, writing at Daily Writing Tips, offers a list of common spelling mistakes in idioms.

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