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Is the Internet Changing Everything?

By Judy Vorfeld Once upon a time, before the Kádár regime closed the bor­ders between Austria and Hungary, 194,000 Hungarians fled their home­land. Among these peo­ple were des­per­ate, deter­mined mem­bers of a very spe­cial fam­ily. They headed out one dark night, tak­ing turns car­ry­ing a small girl as they raced […]

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How to Win the Grammar Game

As orig­i­nally pub­lished in VirtualPROMOTE Gazette http://jimworld.com By Judy Vorfeld Are you one of the many bright peo­ple who speaks well but has trou­ble with the mechan­ics of writ­ing: fol­low­ing those con­fus­ing rules con­cern­ing spelling, punc­tu­at­ing, cap­i­tal­iz­ing, etc.? Is a rel­a­tive, co-worker or edi­tor con­stantly whip­ping out a dictionary, […]

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Ending Sentences with Prepositions

By Judy Vorfeld You must never end a sen­tence with a prepo­si­tion! How often did you hear this in school? I have good news: you can end a sen­tence any way you choose to. Ending sen­tences with prepo­si­tions is some­thing I looked into. Thoroughly. Let’s define a prepo­si­tion. It’s a con­nec­tive word that shows […]

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Capitalization in Titles and Headings

By Judy Vorfeld Need some help cre­at­ing a web­site, blog, or ezine title? Including a link to an arti­cle that helps you write effec­tive titles that will grab the reader? Here’s the gen­eral con­sen­sus of style guides regard­ing cap­i­tal­iza­tion of titles: Capitalize all words with four or more letters. […]

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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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