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RIP Apostrophe

Grammar of the Day – Apostrophe The Apostrophe Protection Society website was created in 2001, and it looks like it. Never mind. It’s the content that matters, not the style. Right? That’s how it used to be, anyway. In the … Continue reading

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Two Spaces

Grammar of the Day – Two Spaces There should be two spaces after a full stop. I know everyone says there should only be one. The style guides agree with them. Even this blog software agrees with them, turning all … Continue reading

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Bring and Take

Grammar of the Day – Bring and Take I imagine this conversation in front of a restaurant where two people have just had lunch and they’re getting on with the rest of the workday: Person One, handing Person Two a … Continue reading

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Epicene They

Grammar of the Day – Epicene They Some style guides are beginning to accept the epicene they. We’ll find out who, but first some groundwork. Epicene, in this case, means gender-free. English is a language with gender in its grammar. … Continue reading

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Different To

Grammar of the Day – Different To I used to think that “different than” was bad. As in, “Reading a book is different than watching a movie.” But now it seems almost like an old friend. I think it’s been … Continue reading

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Apostrophe

Grammar of the Day – Apostrophe Okay, so it’s really punctuation. I’m using it anyway. The way the apostrophe is being used today has me nervous, afraid this sentence might turn out like this: The way the apostrophe i’s being … Continue reading

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