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43 Hot Grammar Tips of 2013

Check out these Hot Grammar Tips 1. Awhile=adverb: She stopped there awhile. A while=noun phrase that follows for: He thought for a while before answering. 2. Nouns can sometimes function as an adjective when modifying another noun (e.g., bank receipt, bus trip, town meeting). 3.  Already vs. All ready: Already refers to time. (The play…

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10 More Commonly Confused Words

You can sound great by tackling these commonly confused word pairs   Assault/Battery Although often interchanged in common speech, these two terms have different connotations in legal context. Assault refers to a threat in which a person reasonably fears physical violence. Battery involves violent and unwanted physical contact by another person. Assault occurs without any…

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Spelling & Grammar: Kids Still Need to Learn

Why Spelling & Grammar Will Always Be Essential Spelling and grammar are usually not hot topics. But there’s been a lot of controversy  surrounding the recent statement by Sugata Mitra, a Newcastle University (England) professor of educational technology. Mitra announced earlier this week that traditional language rules have become “unfashionable” because electronic devices are now…

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Staying Sharp: 8 Tips for Writers & Editors

How Staying Sharp Keeps You Competitive Staying sharp is important—not just for our clients but also for ourselves. Keeping your mind active maintains the connections in your brain and keeps the pathways of learning open like a busy highway. When we stop utilizing those connectors, they become somewhat like dusty, dirt roads. The intersections stop…

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Affect vs. Effect: A Grammar Goodie for You

A Guide to Using Affect & Effect Perhaps no two words in the English language cause more grammar strife than the use of affect and effect. Here is a hands down, trouble-free guide to the use and misuse of these words. Affect Affect is almost always used as a verb, and more specifically as a…

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Content: 4 Reasons Why Employees Should Never Write/Edit

Content is Best Left to a Professional Writer or Editor   1. Your secretary doesn’t have editorial, copywriting, or journalism experience. Chances are you hired your secretary to perform general secretarial or other job-appropriate duties. Same goes for your assistant, human relations manager, customer service representative, etc. If writing web/advertising content isn’t part of their…

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When the Right Words Don’t Come Easy…

Proofreading: Why Everybody Needs It When your word needs to stand… When your words are tools to success or failure… When you need to say it with meaning… When you have one chance to impress or impact… Here’s how Precise Proofing helps you…