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The Scoop on Collective Nouns

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3 Tips for Using Brackets

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Nail the Right Plural of a Compound Word

To nail the right plural of most compound words (both hyphenated and solid compounds), check your dictionary. You may see more than one choice. Sometimes different forms of the plural are used for different purposes. Example: A book may have … Continue reading

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Diffuse v. Defuse: Which to Use

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Bore, Boor, Boar: The Basics

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8 Basic Functions of the Adverb

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A good word to use:

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Augur or Auger: Omen or Drill

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The that/which dilemma:Which one to use when

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