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Titles Used in Articles and Correspondence

By Judy Vorfeld Have you ever won­dered how to use titles in let­ters, press releases, and other doc­u­ments? Especially when there are unusual cir­cum­stances? Like writ­ing to a hus­band and wife, and the wife is the one with spe­cial cre­den­tials? There are dif­fer­ent pro­to­cols. ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES […]

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Writing and Research Resources

The Writing Center Basic Resources Grammar Basics Grammar Tips Homonyms Idioms Dictionaries & Glossaries Common Grammar Mistakes Ebook Formatting Tips Typography: Arranging Type to Make Language Visible Strictly Grammar A Web of Online Grammars Common Errors in English: Professor Paul Brians Daily Grammar Daily Writing Tips: Get […]

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Figures of Speech: Using Quotation Marks

By Judy Vorfeld When should we use quo­ta­tion marks for fairly com­mon expres­sions and fig­ures of speech, includ­ing slang? (A fig­ure of speech is a word or phrase such as a metaphor, sim­ile, hyper­bole , or per­son­i­fi­ca­tion, accord­ing to Wikipedia.) Quotation marks are rarely needed for com­mon expres­sions, says […]

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A or An Before Words Beginning With H?

By Judy Vorfeld Have you ever been con­fused about when to use “a” and “an” before words begin­ning with “h”? Some of the most famous peo­ple in the world don’t use the rules prop­erly. Here’s what the style guides say: Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and […]

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