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One or Two Spaces after a Sentence?

The “two space” rule dates back to the days of printers and typesetters when more space was needed to illustrate the difference between the spacing between words (which was smaller) and the spacing between sentences (which was bigger). The average … Continue reading

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Top 10 Grammar Myths

When you think about the rules of grammar, don’t be afraid to challenge what appears silly or useless. It probably isn’t really a rule. Here are 10 grammar myths that prove that point. 1. A run-on sentence is a long … Continue reading

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Hyphens, En Dashes and Em Dashes, Oh My!

Sometimes it’s like trying to figure out Morse code, with all its dots and dashes. You have a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash. The big three crop up all the time in writing but let’s face it, … Continue reading

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Words That Don’t Mean What You Think

In The Princess Bride, Inigo Montoya tells Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Vizzini isn’t alone. You might be surprised by how many words we use every day that … Continue reading

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Appositives: Say What?

Admit it. You’ve never heard the word appositive before let alone know what it means. That’s not really true. It’s more a case of you don’t know that you know. We use appositives every day to add interest or variety … Continue reading

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