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Something About Quotation Marks

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The Informant versus The Informer

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No Need to Repeat

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Among or Amid: How to choose

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Social or physical distancing

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One Is Not the Same as the Other

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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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