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Whether you are an attorney, manager or student, writing skills are essen..
The English suffix –ocracy derives from a Greek word for “power,” “rule,” or “authority.” Six examples of such words are ..read more
Merriam-Webster recently announced that it has provided an additional sense in the definition for the pronoun they: “used to refer to a ..read more
A curious request for a post has come across my desk: Please discuss the misuse of “till” for the contraction “’til”. The best ..read more
One of the most valuable results of revising one’s writing (or inviting another person to do so) is leaner, more active prose. Review ..read more
A recent comment on a past post, “Worshiping and Kidnapping” made me doubt my sanity: You note that Merriam-Webster lists worshiped ..read more
The following sentences demonstrate issues writers confront when they write sentences that incorporate quotations that are not framed ..read more
Daily Writing Tips Blog by Maeve Maddox - 3w ago
A reader wants to know “if there is a rule for the proper placement of an adverb in sentence structure.” The general rule with ..read more
Daily Writing Tips Blog by Maeve Maddox - 1M ago
The other day I read an essay in the Washington Post in which a woman describes herself as having been “put through the ringer” with ..read more
A reader poses two grammar questions, one on linking verb agreement and one on pronoun case. Question One What is the rule that governs ..read more
I suppose I may be exposing my own comprehension failings by writing about two verb uses that puzzled me recently. I’ll just have to ..read more

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