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This is the third and final installment in our apostrophe series. For the first installment on possessives, go here. If you’re more interested in how apostrophes affect plurals, go here. And now for the big announcement, if you make it … Continue reading

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Continuing with our apostrophic discussion from the last grammar blip post, now it’s time to talk about how apostrophes and nonpossessive plurals don’t mix… Let it be known henceforth and forevermore that if thou art attempting to create the plural … Continue reading

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Perusing my blog post stats, it would appear that my most popular posts BY FAR are my Grammar Blip posts, specifically the serial comma post and the hyphenation series. I’m truly puzzled by this as I can’t imagine that many … Continue reading

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It’s 1993, and Demi Moore has just agreed to sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars to save her husband’s floundering business scheme. Is it a wise choice? What will the consequences be? Is Robert Redford as sexy in … Continue reading

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Happy new year, writerly readers! And what better way to kick off a bright future than by gorging ourselves on grammary goodness. Okay, okay, let’s be honest—our gorging days are behind us. We are in the treadmill days now, and … Continue reading

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Today’s post marks the last (at least for now) installment of our hyphenation investigation. And what better way to end than with a masquerade ball? (What can I say? I’m a girl.) There are two topics left that often fool … Continue reading

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I am over-the-moon ecstatic to present my first ever guest post by a good friend of mine and expert book designer Rachel Tobie. She’s my go-to person whenever I have a question related to book design, from front cover to … Continue reading

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We’re going to take a tiny hiatus from me haranguing you all about hyphens to talk about a few grammar rules you might still be clinging to from high-school days of yore. Rules that are so ingrained in your brain … Continue reading

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It’s that time again, fellow wordsmithians, to return to the land of hyphens. Crazy as it may seem, two posts were not enough to exhaust the subject (though you may be feeling exhausted, and I wouldn’t blame you). See, this … Continue reading

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In our last installment of Grammar Blip, we focused on compound modifiers and when to hyphenate. As promised, here is the shiny follow-up from that discussion: the inevitable exceptions. (I can hear you all groaning out there, but it has … Continue reading

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