Posts tagged: grammar

Jan 09 2017

Writing Tips for January 9, 2017

From Facebook on January 3, 2017:

One way to make sure what you’ve written makes sense is to read it out loud. Sometimes our physical ears can pick up on something our “silent reading ears” miss.

Big words won’t make you sound smart if your audience doesn’t understand what they mean — you’ll just sound pretentious. Make sure you know who your audience is so that you don’t overestimate them — or underestimate them!

Singular “they” can be grammatically correct, but it may not be acceptable depending on where you’re writing for. Always check to see if there’s a style guide, and if need be you can ask your editor!

Do you have any tips and tricks you’d like to share? Let me know via the comments here! You’ll get credit when I share it with the world!

Mar 21 2016

Word Addiction :: and/or

It’s “and/or” not “and or”; the slash means it could be and but it could be or, and if you leave it out it loses that and just looks ridiculous.

I totally get that this happens because when we’re talking we don’t say the slash, we just say “and or” so people write what they say. But I thought I’d put this out there so people know, at least.

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