Redundant redundancies

September 1, 2015
Here are some common redundancies that you should exterminate completely (redundancy intended) from your writing and speech.
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Lie/Lay/Lying/Laying

September 1, 2015
Lie is an intransitive verb (one that does not take an object), meaning “to recline.” Its principal parts are lie, lay (past tense), lain (past participle) and lying (present participle) …
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How many of these tricky sentences would trip you up?

July 1, 2015
Take this 10-question quiz to see if you’re a grammar ace.
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Avoid these common word mistakes

June 16, 2015
Using a word incorrectly can harm your image, writes Jeff Haden for LinkedIn. These common words can trip up even strong writers.
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Which words do you misuse?

June 1, 2015
You may think you know what these words mean, but is it possible you’re mistaken?
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10 grammar rules that really aren’t rules

May 14, 2015
Grammar is full of rules, and those who know them sometimes like to call out those who don’t. But some oft-stated rules are really just myths, as grammar blogger Mignon Fogarty writes at Mental Floss.
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A preposition proposition

May 7, 2015
Many writers develop their own quirks and styles over time, and it’s possible to identify their writing just by the words and phrases they use. One common style quirk is using prepositions too much, especially the word “of,” says Grammar Girl blogger Mignon Fogarty. “Overusing it can make your writing sound passive and fussy.”
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5 exceptions to the grammar rules

April 13, 2015
Once you’ve learned all the basic rules of English grammar, you’ll find there are almost as many exceptions. Grammarly Director of Communications Allison VanNest explains some words that act in ways you might not expect.
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We’ll give you 60 seconds to spot these 9 writing errors

March 29, 2015
At one point during his webinar on proofreading and editing, Fred asked attendees to quickly read nine sentences to see if they could pin down what was wrong with them. Surely you can spot all the errors, right? Let’s find out.
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Do you use poor word choices?

March 25, 2015
Using incorrect terms or made-up words can make your speech and writing sound ridiculous and unprofessional. Grammarly’s Allison VanNest reviews several common errors to avoid in your communications.
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