“In order to” is a phrase copyeditors love to delete. But should we?
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No matter how carefully you plan your day, sometimes the universe just takes over.
InDesign for editing? Chronodexes for planning your day? Some unusual tools editors are using to manage their work and lives. Which will work for you?
Boldly go where grammar peevers don’t want you to go! Splitting verb phrases and infinite verbs is perfectly grammatical in English.
Don’t start a sentence with “hopefully”? Hopefully, you’ll read this article and learn why you can.
Language changes with use. Who’s capping “Black” and “White”? How can editors decide which style to follow? Read on to find out.
A few grammar peevers will insist that “none” means “not one” and must take a singular verb. But there’s more to the story.
Why can “none” take a singular or plural verb? Because of a little thing called notional agreement.
You know a pronoun should agree with its antecedent, the noun it stands for. But choosing the right pronoun isn’t always clear cut.