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Category Archives: Grammar Tip of the Week
Ever since the rise of texting, Facebook and Twitter, hardcore grammarians have been forecasting the demise of the English language. And sometimes, it seems like they have a point. After all, how long will it be before we’re all #thinkinginhashtags? … Continue reading
I’ll be the first to admit it: A lot of grammar rules seem so nitpicky or obscure that it takes a lot of motivation to learn them. (When was the last time you had to name the dative or ablative … Continue reading
I’m excited to announce that Emily Hubbell, a prized member of the Write In Color team, is the latest contributor to the Write In Color blog. Being that she’s our resident grammar guru, I thought it appropriate that Emily start … Continue reading
Colons and semicolons pack a lot of punch into a tiny, pencil-thin frame. Think about it: As writers, how many times a day do we rely on the colon or its laid-back cousin, the semicolon, to set off a witty … Continue reading
It’s the Holy Grail of grammar conundrums. It’s a debate you’ve undoubtedly had over and over with your writer friends. And most importantly, it’s one of those rules we’re just plain annoyed that we don’t understand. Does that punctuation mark … Continue reading
While editing recently, I came across an interesting problem: my client was using the word than every time she should have been using the word then. And you know what, this isn’t an infrequent issue. Oftentimes, our ears get the … Continue reading
I hate to admit it, but I’m sure I’m not alone. Sometimes, I judge people. Oftentimes, it is because of their grammar. Or lack thereof. Here’s a great example (and my biggest pet peeve): Jack: “Why don’t you come to … Continue reading