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3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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n each of the following examples, placement of a phrase obfuscates the sentence’s narrative flow. Professionally printed in as few as 7 days.

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5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

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Original Post: 5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. They also held a widely-publicized training recently.”. Punctuation

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5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation

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This sentence refers to a long assignment that is four weeks in nature. Original Post: 5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation.

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5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

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Consider these examples. 1. “So far, the book has only come out in Italian.”. Original Post: 5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers. Nothing.

5 Examples of Confused Sentences

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When writers neglect to take sufficient care in forming sentences, confusion and error can easily result. However, U.S. Writing Basics

Answers to Questions About Hyphens in References to Age

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The rules about references to age, and the proper use of hyphens in such references, are simple yet easily misunderstood. Punctuation

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5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation

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These examples demonstrate the proper application of hyphens in such cases. 1. “He broke the 21-year old world record at the tournament.”.

How to Refer to Former and Future States

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However, politicians who will take office on a specified date can be referred to as, for example, “President-elect John Smith.”). Style

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Forms 2013 14

How to Punctuate References to Dates and Times

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Where do the commas go in references to days, months, years, and time of day? The same form is correct for referring to a holiday during a certain year: “I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2005.” Original Post: How to Punctuate References to Dates and Times. and it is expected to last for three hours.”. Punctuation

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Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example


In this article I will share with you a simple 7-step plan based on a fully worked example of Customer Data Analysis using Excel. Balance.

How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

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The formal style for Cabinet-level departments is “the Department of State,” for example, though journalistic style often up-ends this form as, for instance, “the State Department.” Original Post: How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies. Nomenclature for US government entities can be complicated. Name Changes. Vocabulary

5 Cases of Premature Reference

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Original Post: 5 Cases of Premature Reference. This syntactical structure isn’t wrong, but it can be annoying. Style

5 Examples of Proper Style for Proper Nouns

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However, popularly, the phrase generally refers to the clock in the tower or the tower itself. 2. Big Ben. Halley’s Comet. New York. Style

Answers to Questions About Referring to Death

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Here are three questions about how to treat references to people who have died, and my responses. 1. Try the Daily Exercise! General

How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

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However, capitalizing Sixties creates an inconsistency if, in the same document or in other issues of the same publication, other single-word references to decades are correctly treated generically, with no contextual emphasis: “The people who became prominent in this era were born during the forties.” Which version is correct? Summary.

Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity

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Now we’ll take a look at how to apply them to reference material. Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity. Reference material has a tendency to expand. Divide your reference material into current and archive along these lines. Simplifying reference material, in theory, is a very simple process.

Should a Company Be "It" or "We"?

Business Writing

In the past week, two clients have written to ask whether they should refer to their company or division using the singular it or a plural pronoun.

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Twitter Fiction. Really!

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It can, for example, provide a stream of links to useful web pages or it can enable writers to keep in touch with editors, publishers or other writers. 

Idioms Referring to Colors of the Rainbow

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Because of the association of the color red with danger and deficits, most idioms that include the word red — for example, “in the red” (meaning “in debt”) “red tape” (referring to bureaucratic complications), and “seeing red” (being so angry that one’s vision is blurred) — have negative associations. Orange. Yellow. Green.

The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way


Like time spent on social media, for example. by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact The Tower, The Village, The Path, and The Way Posted on 12/21/2012 // 8 Comments One of the best books I read this year didn’t cost me a dime. This book is called The Tower, and it’s written by Chris Guillebeau. But I was winning.

Fleshing Out and Flushing Out

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It drives me nuts when people use phrases that they don’t understand! Flush, this flush that…they mean flesh!!! Roberta B.

Using Subtotals Function in Microsoft Excel

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The spreadsheet might contain other types of data, but is similar to this example? checked (in this example).

“Bored with,” or “bored of”?

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Here are some examples of nonstandard usage on the web: Is Robert Gibbs Getting Bored Of Being Press Secretary? Beard and Douglas C. Kenney.

Rules About Treatment of Numbers

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Refer to percentages with numerals. However, spell out the word percent in nontechnical usage; use the symbol in statistical references.).

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Be Easy to Find: Use Your Name

Make or Break Moments

What did you find?  A number of references to your company, perhaps some LinkedIn answers, a blog comments or two? The URL address?

When to Capitalize Words for Points of the Compass

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Examples include “North America,” “South Africa,” “West Virginia,” and “East St. When should you write north , and when is North appropriate?

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 6

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In my last blog I wrote about interview questions regarding career development and a few example answers. ” . 2. ” 5.

Bare Infinitive After Certain Verbs

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Refer is not inflected because it is not a main verb in this clause. For example: We should go to bed early tonight. Question 1. Answer.

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Is She a “Lady” or a “Woman”?

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For example, policemen, lawyers, and newscasters often refer to men in criminal custody as “gentlemen.&# I find this usage especially irritating.

How to Organize Your Files With Cross Referencing

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That being said, cross referencing works for some people and certain fixed types of cross references are easy for anybody to use.

Ingenious vs. Ingenuous

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Take, for example, the two words ingenious and ingenuous. Ingenious means clever, original or inventive. Be careful which you use.

Curbs and Sidewalks

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English, the word sidewalk refers to a paved footpath alongside a street or a road. They refer to different parts. 1967).

Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

This can help, for example, if they’re developing a new product. That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. Lois J.

3 Errors in Using Parentheses

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In each of the following examples, parentheses are misused; discussion and revision of each sentence follow. 1. Punctuation

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

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Mobile computing, for example, is on the 2008 list and most of the other lists. And it's mentioned below.  Technology. 1.

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Are Your Customers Devoted to You?

On The Job

If so, you might be what Eddie Yoon refers to as a “superconsumer.” For example, data shows the U.S. Do you like Gatorade?

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3 Cases of Dangling Modifiers

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discussion of the problem, and a revision that solves it, follows each example. 1. You've read the theory, now put it into practice! Grammar

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Top Ten Confused Words [C-D]

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Conscience is a noun that refers to the sense of right and wrong in an individual. canvas / canvass. clench / clinch. compliment / complement.

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Top websites for free images

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So if you are putting a presentation together and want to use images that reference your corporate branding and colours this is the website for you.

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Abbreviation with Names and of Titles

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Du Bois”) unless someone is referred to exclusively by his or her initials (“FDR”). For example, in the phrase “Dr. Du Bois”). or Hon.

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