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All About Comma (and Semicolon)

  • February 28, 2011
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Misplaced, omitted, sprinkled like confetti on the page, usurped by punctuation marks like the semicolon and colon—if commas could talk, these would be their complaints. The basic rules that follow may clarify some of the confusion and help writers sidestep common misapplications. Commas are used to set off items in a series of three or…

Grammar checker for everyone

  • February 23, 2011
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Grammar checker for everyone

Everyone has spell check software, but can theirs check your grammar? According to the Ginger Software Team, “Ginger is the only contextual text correction tool on the market. Ginger looks at the context of whole sentences, enabling it to correct multiple mistakes within a sentence in one click.” In brief, Ginger not only corrects the…

Seven tricky pairs of confusing words

  • February 16, 2011
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Seven tricky pairs of confusing words

Returning to our two-part series on confusing words, we will tackle a few of the remaining homonyms and common conundrums, which are prone to being misused. While misused words can lead to considerable confusion, the reasons behind such mistakes are often quite understandable. This list provides a concise look at the rules and reasons behind…

Most Misspelled Words in UK English

  • February 15, 2011
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Most Misspelled Words in UK English

Many of the commonly misspelled words plaguing America also annoy UK writers. In fact, 8 of the 15 most misspelled words in there are on the American list of misspelled words You can download the full-size poster here.   An asterisk indicates words found on both lists. 15 Most Misspelled Words in UK English *1:…

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