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Passersby or Passerbys: Clarifying the Confusion of Plural Compound Nouns
Should you use “attorneys general” or “attorney generals”? Here’s everything you need to know about how to pluralize compound nouns.
Centering Around Logic
Those who prioritize logic in their writing often avoid phrases like “center around.” However, this common idiom is not as bad as you think.
Is ‘Alternate’ an ‘Alternative’?
Are you taking an “alternate” route or an “alternative” route? We tackle this common grammar debate with a little help from the dictionaries.
Grammar Bite: “Action” as a Verb
Working with language can be puzzling, especially when dealing with business jargon. In this grammar bite, let’s explore using “action” as a verb.
Hyphenating X-Year-Olds Part 2: What We Actually Do
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? There’s more than one answer, so let’s investigate why so many writers disagree.
Creatives and Digitals: Clarifying Common Industry Jargon
Some industries use jargon that can confuse wide audiences. For instance, many PR agencies use the words “creative” and “digital” as nouns.
Dating Style: What Kind of Numbers to Use
With many style guides out there, it can be hard for an editor to keep track of the rules on writing out simple items like numbers and dates.
The Good and Bad of Mnemonic Devices
Mnemonic devices are useful when learning difficult-to-memorize information, however, beware that some mnemonics will do more harm than good.
5 Questions to Ask About a New Word
If you’re looking for new words to express new ideas or old ideas in new ways, here’s five questions you should ask before using a new word.