Ever wonder why there are multiple spellings of Hanukkah/Chanukah? According to an article that Writer’s Relief found in Time: “With so many ways to correctly get the point of Hanukkah across, the proper spelling really turns into a matter of preference and mass...
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Love the ellipsis? So do we! But an ellipsis can be a touchy, persnickety little punctuation mark. Used in the wrong situation, ellipses can appear overdone, overly dramatic, silly, sloppy, unnecessary... You get the point. As writers and authors, we may need to ask...
As proofreaders, we run into the “open mike” or “open mic” question pretty regularly. And there are some strong opinions out there: Open Mike Who is this Mike guy? And what does he have to do with a microphone? Open Mic Is that like, “open sesame?” How exactly does...
Ever wonder which is more appropriate—“cannot” or “can not”? Really, both are fine, interchangeable, and mean “unable to do” something. However, “cannot” is used far more commonly, and you should use that form in your writing. The exceptions? You can use “can not” for...
When should you use US or U.S. when abbreviating? Our article clearly defines which circumstances call for each version.
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