Every writer has them: little points of grammar they can never remember. Is it who or whom? When is effect the right word? Is it i.e. or e.g., and what do they stand for anyway?
“Correlative conjunction” is the grammarian’s fancy term for a pair of conjunctions that join two matching sentence parts, such as “not only…but also” and “both…and”. The trick with these conjunctions is the sentence parts they join must be structured the same way.
How do you feel about the phrase “due to”? Does it just mean “attributable to” to you, or can it also mean “because of”? The answer largely depends on your perspective.
Your editor sent you back your edited manuscript and it looks great. But what’s this other file they sent? Meet your style sheet.
“Adverse” usually pairs with “effects,” “reactions,” or “impact.” But do you know what Chaucer first paired it with?
The serial comma may go by many names, but those who are familiar with it have only one opinion about it.
Too bad we don’t all have the same opinion.
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Testimony and testament are similar words that, for many writers, can be easy to confuse. There is a clear difference between them, however.