5 grammar myths

April 15, 2011
Grammar Girl has debunked these grammar rules, saying, “Almost everyone believes at least one of these myths”:
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Avoiding the slash

March 16, 2011

The slash or “/” is usually deployed when you need a quick and dirty way of saying “and” or “or.” Examples: “writer/director” and “and/or.” But, one reader asks, how do you make such phrases possessive?

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Making it plural

February 9, 2011

Writers sometimes stumble over how to make words plural. Here are two tricky situations: 1. Family and brand names. 2. Decades and other numbers.

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Is it first? Or is it 1st?

January 18, 2011

Which of these is correct? 1. Please book my reservation for Saturday, June 1st. 2. Please book my reservation for Saturday, June first. 3. Please book my reservation for Saturday, June 1.

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‘That’ or ‘Which’? Rules to decide

June 28, 2010

Restrictive vs. nonrestrictive clauses, and more.

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