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nauseous vs. nauseated

A Potentially Nauseating Grammar Question: Nauseous vs. Nauseated

Jul 19, 2018 in Grammar

  If you’re not feeling well, are you feeling nauseous or nauseated? The nauseous vs. nauseated issue is often confusing because of how each word’s…

online editing companies vs. grammar checkers

Online Editing Companies vs. Grammar Checkers

Mar 15, 2018 in Editing

Technology is great…when it works. It's more fun, for example, to lazily watch the Roomba chase your dog around the living room than push a…

what is a conjunction

What Is a Conjunction?

Mar 01, 2018 in Grammar

So what is a conjunction, anyway? A conjunction is a word or set of words used to connect sentence elements. Conjunctions connect thoughts, actions, ideas,…

Affect vs Effect

How “Affect vs. Effect” Affects Your Writing

Jan 31, 2018 in Grammar

  “Affect” is normally a verb meaning to change, impact, or influence. “Effect” is usually a noun meaning the result of a change. On the…

principal vs principle

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal

Oct 12, 2017 in Grammar

“Principal” and “principle” are two similar terms that are very easy to confuse, and even experienced writers sometimes mix the two words up. In this…

use v utilize

Grammar 101: Use vs. Utilize

Aug 03, 2017 in Grammar

Use vs. utilize...which is right? “Use” and "utilize" may sound like two versions of the same word, but they are not, in fact, exactly synonymous.…

En Dash

Aw, That Damn Dash: What’s the Difference Between En and Em Dashes?

Jul 21, 2017 in Grammar

Perhaps the most confused and misunderstood of punctuation marks in English is the dash—particularly the en and em dashes. You’ve probably heard about them, but…

editing

Why Do I Need an Editor? (And What Do They Do, Anyway?)

Jul 06, 2017 in Editing

Have you ever wondered if you need to hire an editor? Maybe you’re currently working on a project, or you just finished one and are…

grammar 101

Grammar 101: “Every Day” vs. “Everyday”

Jun 15, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

Every day, we run across the everyday error of choosing between “every day” and “everyday.” So what’s the difference? Aren’t they the same? Not in…

Common Writing Errors

10 Common Writing Errors

Jun 28, 2014 in Writing

Common writing errors and how to avoid them. We know that English writing rules aren’t easy to remember, especially when you take into account different…

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