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~~Index of NEW Articles
(Since 13 April 2001)
~~ANOTHER Article Index (Arranged by Topic)~~
Why Does She Keep Saying "Grammar and Usage"?
Who Am I to Tell You How to Write Correctly?
It Is Usually Not Wrong to End a Sentence with a Preposition
Prepositions: Further Explanation of Why the 'Rule' Is Wrong
You Feel BAD--You Don't Feel BADLY, Unless Your Hands Are Damaged
Introductory Adverbial Elements (I): What Is an Introductory Adverbial Element?
Introductory Adverbial Elements II.a.: Words
Introductory Adverbial Elements: II.b. Phrases
Learn the Difference Between AFFECT and EFFECT
It's Never "Could Of"!
Colons, and Semicolons, and Bears!
Is It Wrong to Split an Infinitive?
Are Those Dots Just for Decoration?
It's My Participle, and I'll Dangle it if I Want To!
There's a Problem with "There's"--Actually, There ARE Two
American vs. British Usage
What Words Do I Capitalize in a Title?
What Is a Comma Splice, and How Do I Fix It?
When Is a Comma Splice NOT an Error?
Learn the Difference Between "Imply" and "Infer"
The Proper Use of "Lie" and "Lay"
Who, Which, That
The Case for Pronouns
Grammarians Are SUCH a Hoot!
Why Bother with Spelling and Grammar Rules?
Single vs. Double Quotation Marks: Once Again British and American Usage Differ
On Capitalizing "Mom" and "Dad" and "Great-Aunt Betty"
Into/In To; Onto/On To
Which Titles Are Italicized and Which Are Enclosed in Quotation Marks?
Ten Common but Easily Corrected Errors
Son of Ten Common Errors
Problematic Word Pairs: Part I
Problematic Word Pairs: Part II
Problematic Word Pairs: Part III
Quotation Marks: A General Explanation of How They Are Used
Commas with Coordinate Modifiers
Correcting Mechanical Errors in Your Writing
Is There an Easy Way to Correct My Own Mechanical Errors?
Hyphenation: Part I (Hyphenated Compounds)
Hyphenation: Part II (Prefixes)
Hyphenation: Part III (Suspensive Hyphens)
More on The Suspensive Hyphen
(guest article by Thomas J. Scott)
Another Pair of Problematic Word Pairs
A Historical Reference? AN Historical Reference?
The Loyal Apposition
Commas with Introductory Adverbial Elements II.c: Adverb Clauses
Control Your "Self": The Proper Use of Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
All Right! All Right! I'll Write About Why It's "Alwrong"!
How to Correct a Fused Sentence
Commas with Compound Sentences
Quotation Marks: Where Do the Periods and Commas Go--And Why?
Faulty Parallelism with Coordinate Elements: Short, Simple Version
Prefer Simple Tenses over Progressive Tenses
A Hyphen Is NOT a Dash
It Is NOT "All of THE Sudden"
Nonfinite Verb Forms (Verbals)
If You Can't Decide Whether to Choose "Whether" or "If"--Read This Article
Active vs. Passive Voice
(This link will take you to my "Essay, I Say" website.)
Mrs. Malaprop Lives
Don't Use "Him" or "Her" as the Subject of a Clause
Commas with Contrasted Coordinate Elements
Learn the Difference Between "Than" and "Then"
What Is an Interjection, and How Do I Punctuate It?
Sentence Elements Usually Are NOT Separated by a Comma
Shibboleth Alert: Use "Like" Only as a Preposition, NOT as a Conjunction
Using "A" or "An" with Acronyms
Hardly Anything You Will Ever Need to Speak or Write about Is Measured in Tons
THE Number IS; A Number ARE
"TOE the Line," NOT "TOW the Line"
What Does "Begging the Question" Really Mean?
Suffrage GOOD; Suffering BAD
Possessives Precede Gerunds
Learn the Difference between "Populace" and "Populous"
More on When to Use "Who" and "Whom"
Get the Lead Out!
Punctuating Words Used as Words, or Words Used in a Special Way
Using Commas with Direct Address
"Empirical" vs. "Imperial": A Pair of Words That Really Should NOT Be Confused
Don't Confuse "Utmost" with "Upmost"
Learn the Difference between "Ascribe" and "Subscribe"
You've Got Another THINK Coming!
Don't Use "So" as a Vague Intensifier
The Last Verb in a Verb Phrase Must Be a Participle
Don't Use the Past Participle as the Predicate of a Clause
Comma Usage: Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses
Parenthetical Elements: Use a COMPLETE SET of Commas or Dashes
to Enclose an Interrupter
Another Confusing Word Pair: You DEFUSE a Situation--You Don't DIFFUSE It
"They Spoke English Better than He": Pronoun Case with Elliptical
Clauses of Comparison
Please, DON'T Spell "Disdain" as "Distain"!
Subject-Verb Agreement with Intervening Nouns
Yet Another Article about When to Use "Who" and "Whom"
A Response to Readers Who Still Insist That Prepositions
Must Never Be Used at the Ends of Sentences
Using Commas with Dates
Using Commas with Geographical (Place) Names
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