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03/25/2017 at 12:46. Facebook
We received an interesting follow-up question after this podcast first aired: What is the plural of "deputy attorney general?"

'Attorneys General' or 'Attorney Generals'

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03/25/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
When you do something in one fell swoop, you do it all at once.

One Fell Swoop

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03/24/2017 at 19:01. Facebook
More huge style changes announced at the ACES conference today! Much more at the link.

Major AP Stylebook Changes! Singular 'They' Now OK, and More ...

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03/24/2017 at 12:51. Facebook
The words "that" and "up" can be many different parts of speech.

Limber Up Because English Is Flexible

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In my TEDx Talk, I talked about the kind of language change we're seeing today from the Chicago Manual of Style. People vote, and it's not always logical. (And by the way, I didn't write that headline with the lowercase "you." Blame the TED people.)

Who votes for new words? you do! | Mignon Fogarty | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Mignon Fogarty is the founder the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network, the creator of the Grammar Girl website and Grammar Girl podcast. She is also the Don...

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BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Manual of Style says to stop capitalizing "internet" and hyphenating "email."

Breaking news! Chicago says don't capitalize 'internet' or hyphenate 'email'

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"Aloud" is still the more formal option.

‘Aloud’ or ‘Out Loud’?

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Style guides don't bother with "centigrade" anymore.

Centigrade or Celsius?

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From tablets to paper, Edwin L. Battistella explores words that come from bookmaking.

Words from Bookmaking

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Watch the video to find out how to pronounce "tumult."

How to Pronounce 'Tumult'

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For many years, in the Roman Catholic Church, there was actually a devil's advocate.

What Is the Meaning of ‘Devil’s Advocate’?

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Do you confuse the words "reluctant" and "reticent"?

Reluctant or Reticent?

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If you love the Oxford comma, this story is for you. [ Quickanddirtytips.com Link ]
Supreme Court lawyer-turned-thriller-writer Anthony Franze shares his secrets for writing sentences with punch.

3 Tips for Creating Sentences with Punch

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Before using slang in your writing, consider the risks.

Writing with Slang

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Fiction Writers: You won't want to miss this editor's thoughts on sentence fragments.

Sentence Fragments

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Use complex-compound sentences to your advantage.

Complex-Compound Sentences

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If we didn't have a need to switch tenses sometimes, there’d be no need for English to have different tenses at all! [ Quickanddirtytips.com Link ]