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Discover more finalists of the Grammar Contest 2011

  • October 3, 2011
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Discover more finalists of the Grammar Contest 2011

Visit these blogs to discover tips, tricks and entertaining linguistic facts from our contest finalists: 1. The Writing Resource http://thewritingresource.net/ The Writing Resource covers all the hot topics, including controversial grammar issues and commonsense lessons to help writers and editors hone their skills. Designed by a hard-working editor for fellow writers and wordy professionals, this…

Who will win the prize?

  • September 27, 2011
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Who will win the prize?

The finals are here, and the competition to determine the Best Grammar Blog of 2011 is heating up. Grammar.net would like to thank everyone who participated in the nomination process and congratulate the finalists who passed the five-vote barrier and made it into the last phase of the contest. If you haven’t already, now is…

10 Hyphenation Tips

  • September 5, 2011
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10 Hyphenation Tips

Hyphenation is like kitchen spice: use them correctly, and they can sharpen writing and give it a better texture. When used incorrectly or overused, they can garble the piece and make it difficult to read. Hyphenation Rules Hyphen errors in a written piece are usually only distracting, but they can detract from clarity, whether by…

Shades of Modality

  • August 29, 2011
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Shades of Modality

“Writers should learn to properly use auxiliary modal verbs.” Even if a reader has no idea what a modal verb is, this statement is more likely to agitate than inform, and it would start any other article on a sour note. Lurking at the beginning of the sentence, the modal verb “should” is responsible for…

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