Posted on 10/23/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The rules for formatting external dialogue are fairly straightforward — sure, they vary in different countries, but at least each...

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Posted on 10/12/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A frustrated reader wrote to Grammar Girl to complain about seeing a particular exclamation of emotion spelled “woah” and not...

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Posted on 10/08/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If there’s one thing that the majority of us can agree on, it’s that more levity would be good for...

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Posted on 10/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps you’ve been using “while” and “although” interchangeably, or perhaps you’re like Mignon Fogarty and have cringed at such usage...

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Posted on 09/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s easy to guess why Grammar Girl has chosen three recent word-choice topics to expound upon. “Gantlet” versus “gauntlet” and...

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Posted on 07/31/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Grammar Girl’s recent discussion of whether to use “re-enter” or “reenter” left at least one reader unsatisfied. Specifically, he wondered...

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Posted on 07/26/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a dramatic uptick in the use of "Black" versus "black" when referring...

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Posted on 07/21/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What’s the secret to an adrenaline-spiking action scene? Well-rounded characters! Okay, so we’re oversimplifying Joshua Essoe’s interview on the fine...

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Posted on 07/07/2020 at 11:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We shared controversial language news on our reader blog yesterday (and made sure it was seen by posting it on...

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Posted on 02/20/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, so it makes perfect sense that we’d share a dog-related editing tip. Grammar...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language