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Two-Minute Drill: The Comma Splice

For some reason, discussion of comma splices is on the upswing lately. I’ve run across it at least three times in recent weeks; most recently, at Copyediting’s Fiddly Rules Podcast #12.1 Because it’s unlikely you visit the same websites (or subscribe to the same blogs) as I do, I thought I’d give a quick lesson…

Two-Minute Drill: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, and More

Wouldn’t writing in English be so much easier if we could just write out words, or combinations of words, the way they sound? Instead of typing out forget about it, I could simply write fuggedaboudit and be done. Of course, if I’m writing dialogue, I can do such things, if the character’s vernacular is such…

Two-Minute Drill: Allude and Elude

This post is the first in what I hope will be a series of short (two minutes to read) articles highlighting commonly confused or misused words. I was reading a blog article yesterday, and the following sentence caught my eye. Then it made me grit my teeth. Fortunately, I have a dentist appointment Thursday for…

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