Grammar Tips

Seriously, When Do You Actually Use “Whom”?

There are certain word rules that can stump even the most eloquent speaker — like “lay vs. lie,” “than vs. then,” and “effect vs. affect,” for example. But in the English-speaking world, the “who vs. whom” debate takes its rightful place as one of the greatest language puzzlers. How do we solve the problem? Is the …

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12 Most Popular Grammar Questions and Answers on WritersDigest.com

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Ellipsis

The Ellipsis Those three little dots are called an ellipsis (plural: ellipses). The term ellipsis comes from the Greek word meaning “omission,” and that’s just what an ellipsis does—it shows that something has been left out. When you’re quoting someone, you can use an ellipsis to show that you’ve omitted some of their words. For …

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What the Heck are Suspended Hyphens? Do You Really need to Know? Yes.

By Erin Wright erinwrightwrinting.com Suspended hyphens sound like troublemakers, don’t they? Before we accuse them of cutting class or being chronically late for work, let’s look at their less-than nefarious definition. We’ll follow up with five guidelines for how to use them in your writing (without getting into mischief). What Are Suspended Hyphens? Suspended hyphens, …

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