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Quick Tip to Go: The Hyphen

Got to make your deadline? Hyphen use stressing you? Here’s a basic rule to know. Continue reading

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How To Use “Zhuzh”

Look for zhuzh to make it into all the major dictionaries in the near future! Continue reading

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A Word on “Writ Large”

When do you use “writ large” and/or “writ small” in your writing? Continue reading

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Italics: The Bottom Line

When do you use italics? Continue reading

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Parentheses or Brackets?

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Proof it!

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Work Words

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Something About Plurals

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Popping Adjectives

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I Need to Create a Reference List Quick

Here are some helpful sources that should cover your needs, whether you’re writing a report, or a dissertation, or a book. If you’ve tried any of these, which one? Tell us if it worked for you! The Library of Congress … Continue reading

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