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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.
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.
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.
Hyphenating X-Year Olds Part 1: What the Experts Say
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? Hyphenation can be confusing for editors, especially when certain style guides disagree.
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.
Learning to Love Passive Voice
Though some editors are against the use of passive voice, there are many instances where this language style can benefit the written work.
How to Hear the Tone in Writing
Identifying the author’s tone while editing is crucial. Luckily there are two important editor-friendly elements to help with this.
When Your Creativity Has Tapped Out
Completing a large project can drain you of your creativity. Thankfully, there are many ways to relax and recharge your creative spark