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Q&A What is the possessive form of et al.?

3 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by BR11‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A "The tale how" vs. "The tale of how"

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by xtal‭

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Q&A Is it acceptable in academic writing to write "their very self" or "very + [noun]"?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by nra‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Secespitus‭

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Q&A Is there any difference between these two sentences? (Adverbs)

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by klippy‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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Q&A Capitalization after use of colon?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by WelderGuy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I capitalise the first letter of a title that an unnamed character has?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by user96551‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a way to improve my grammar without so much cost? [closed]

3 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Invoker‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Turning normal phrases into gerund phrases: What's the effect in the reader?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by alex‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Capitalize 'it' when referring to a strange being?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by horse hair‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Shifting Tense and Commas in Writing

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by anon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Comma before names of people or titles

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you capitalize the names of governments in a story?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Abram Frost‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Can basic grammar rules be skipped when writing text for machine safety labels?

9 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Montag451‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Formatting dialogue and single lines

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by socrates‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A They are = They're... when?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Rita B‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Why end sentences with commas instead of periods when the sentence is in a quote?

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by RichS‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A In present-tense narrative, does "I spend the NEXT few hours..." make sense?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by user145906‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Fragmented sentence

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Tearya‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you capitalize common nouns (e.g. beach party) if they're part of an event name?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Lauren‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Are position titles capitalized when the subject is dropped

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by JALLRED‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you decide whether to use the infinitive or -ing version of a verb?

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Multiple sentences in a parenthetical phrase - How do I punctuate properly?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you have to write in the tone of ordinary speech?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by g.arbia777‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it wrong to use the same word multiple times within a few sentences?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by EmmieCG‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should the name of a mythological creature be capitalized?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by R. Narine The Author‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to indicate that the source language is gender-neutral?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Double U‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I assign actions to broad concepts?

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by user3776022‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I have to capitalize ESP in sci fi fiction sentences?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Ray Wilder‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it acceptable to start a sentence with the word "But"

2 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Osiris93‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you capitalize the "T" in "the" in a Title or Place's Name?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Osiris93‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to clarify the objects of a sentence's two pronouns?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by hebbo‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Where does the comma go when using 'but'?

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by 4m1r‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When not to use commas before dialogue (and capitals)

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by MoniqueH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How would I keep using past tense with resulting actions

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by kraryal‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I write "what do the data show" or "what does the data show"? [closed]

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Asimov4‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it OK to omit the following "grammatical rules" in fiction? [closed]

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the word block in 'block D' capitalized? [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by horse hair‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When to introduce a list of two with the word "both"

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by COMisHARD‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to write about transgender issues while avoiding cognitive dissonance?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Nathan VanHoudnos‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I revise these sentences to be more correct while still keeping the effect? [closed]

1 answer  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Yamikuronue‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the phrase 'tiny bit' an idiom or an adverb and a noun? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Marios Athanasiou‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A 'This one' as a pronoun

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Louisr‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When should the dialogue reference be written, before or after the dialogue?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by codeNewbie‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What tense to use for events that are still happening?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by codeNewbie‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to handle characters who are more educated than the author?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by April Salutes Monica C.‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Using a possessive pronoun before using its antecedent in a poem

0 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by repomonster‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I start a new paragraph after a dialogue if the action is being taken by a new person?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Naomi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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