Category: The Grammar Police

Commas 101: There are rules!

This is the introduction to a series on correct comma usage.

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Formally of the Eagles? (Guest post)

Jim the Actor goes off on “formally” vs. “formerly”

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When quotes are “scary” or “random”

When should you use quotes for “emphasis?” NEVER!

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Nodding and Shrugging

As an editor and writing coach, one of my pet peeves is when someone writes that a character “nodded his head” or “shrugged her shoulders.” I find this even in best-selling novels and it makes me cringe every time. An

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This food is Vegan Free!

Some people must believe that no one reads their packaging – or else they’d hire a professional editor before they printed their labels. I am happy to report that I am no longer eating vegans. It’s nice that products such

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Opal Pickles chimes in about your vs. you’re

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Punctuation is powerful

An English professor wrote the words, “A woman without her man is nothing” on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All of the males in the class wrote, “A woman, without her man, is nothing.” All

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