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3 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

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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What Is Irony? (With Examples)

Daily Writing Tips

Here are some examples of irony (or the lack of): Is it ironic that I posted a video about how boring and useless Facebook is on Facebook?

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Introducing Examples

Daily Writing Tips

mean ‘for example’? to mean “for example” or “an example.” Sometimes I spell out “for example.” Does [Ex.]

5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation

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Original Post: 5 Examples of Insufficient Hyphenation. He met all the deadlines for the challenging four-week long assignment.”. Punctuation

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5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 5 More Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. These sentences demonstrate a surfeit of hyphenation. Punctuation

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3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 3 Examples of Proper Attribution of Quotations. From 1981 to 1994, we lost 84 percent,’ said Smith.”. Punctuation

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5 Examples of Confused Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

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

6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

Here are six examples of how enterprising solopreneurs identified needs, created fabulous niches, and built thriving businesses. Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Cash Flow: The #1 Threat To Solopreneur Businesses. It’s about the customer.” Ervin is absolutely correct. Oh my.

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5 Examples of How Hyphens Help

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 5 Examples of How Hyphens Help. Here are five sentences in which hyphens are erroneously omitted. One that is less than careful.

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7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them)

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them). The sentence construction “(noun) (verb phrase) by (noun)” is known as passive voice or passive construction, because the true subject is relegated to the end of the sentence and is thus acted on, rather than acting, which often weakens the statement. Grammar

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5 Examples of Extraneous Hyphens

Daily Writing Tips

Here are examples of superfluous usage: 1. Original Post: 5 Examples of Extraneous Hyphens. Hyphens are helpful little things that aid in reader comprehension. On the other hand, sins of commission regarding hyphenation are as endemic as those of omission. Mergers and acquisitions ground to a near-halt in 2001.”. Punctuation

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5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

These examples demonstrate the proper application of hyphens in such cases. Original Post: 5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation.

2013 18

5 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

An auditing organization is identified in this sentence as an example of consumers’ personal information. Get access to 800+ grammar exercises.

7 Examples of Valid Passive Construction

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 7 Examples of Valid Passive Construction. One of the easiest principles of grammar to remember is to avoid the passive voice, or passive construction, but it’s just as essential to recall that this rule is not absolute. Passive construction has its place. Appropriate uses are described below. Style

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Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

BioTeams

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.

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3 Examples of How Semicolons Strengthen a Sentence

Daily Writing Tips

Semicolons help clarify construction of sentences. This issue is not cut and dried, it’s actually fairly complicated. Punctuation

A Fine Example of Meeting Readers' Needs

Business Writing

I am away on a writing retreat on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and I took myself to Doc's Marina Grill for dinner tonight. The menu included something I have never seen on a menu before, yet it makes perfect sense for. Best Picks Writing Tips

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Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I wanted to give you a concrete example. The post Translating Yearly Goals into Monthly and Weekly Goals – An Example appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Last week I talked about how setting yearly goals, then generating monthly, weekly and daily goals and tasks can bring you to completion quickly.

5 Examples of Proper Style for Proper Nouns

Daily Writing Tips

A similar example is the name of the National Institutes — not Institute — of Health.). Big Ben. Halley’s Comet. New York. Style

5 Fantastic Examples of Eco Sticker Design

Eco-Office Gals

Take for example the above design. The post 5 Fantastic Examples of Eco Sticker Design appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. Our home.

Leading by Example

Business Writing

Over the past 1.5 days, I taught a business writing course for internal auditors. Throughout the program the vice president of internal auditing participated wholeheartedly in every learning activity. He shared his knowledge, admitted his knowledge gaps, and communicated his.

The Value of Giving Examples

Business Writing

I was on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco this week, when a flight attendant said something I had never heard before. Usually at the end of a flight, passengers hear an announcement about checking around them. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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The Glamorous Life of the Solopreneur, Example No. 83

The Solopreneur Life

T he solopreneur life — it’s so, so glamorous! The home on the beach, the 4-hour work weeks, the world travel, the wealth and riches!

When Not to Write--An Example

Business Writing

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Borders Books – An Example of Understanding the Customer Relationship

Make or Break Moments

The economy has taken its toll on all businesses, some more than others. But add to that fact, changing technology and the change in consumer buying habits and you have a more challenging operational situation. Borders Books announced yesterday that it is filing Chapter 11. On the same day I received a detailed email from the [.].

Twitter Fiction. Really!

Daily Writing Tips

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.

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Business Writing: A Quick Example of Positive Language

Business Writing

2010 2

Fleshing Out and Flushing Out

Daily Writing Tips

It drives me nuts when people use phrases that they don’t understand! Flush, this flush that…they mean flesh!!! Its origin is uncertain.

“Bored with,” or “bored of”?

Daily Writing Tips

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

Using Subtotals Function in Microsoft Excel

Professional Assistant Blog

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

Leaks Are Vital For Democracy and the NSA Revelations Are the Quintessential Example Why | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Denise Aday

Leaks Are Vital For Democracy and the NSA Revelations Are the Quintessential Example Why | Freedom of the Press Foundation : Leaks, while controversial, remain vital to democracy when the government shuts off traditional avenues of transparency and accountability.

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More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Uber, Lyft and ridesharing services are often cited as examples. But Amazon is in many ways a better example. on-demand economy

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Ingenious vs. Ingenuous

Daily Writing Tips

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

Is She a “Lady” or a “Woman”?

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I gave examples, through parallel terms the equality between male and female, woman and man, lady and gentleman. Any help? Thanks a lot!

4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive

Dumb Little Man

For example, your priorities might include spending more time with your family or friends and achieving goals you set out for yourself.

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

Business Writing

Below are their examples, slightly disguised. The underlining indicates the pronoun they doubted.

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Why The Best Leaders Stay On Top: The Secret Behind Their Decision-Making Strategies

Dumb Little Man

We can see examples in our own lives through older generations that failed to embrace new technologies (i.e. the internet). Success

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7 Hard Truths About Success From John D. Rockefeller

Dumb Little Man

For example, an Amazon book search for Steve Jobs, the legendary Apple CEO, reveals over 14,000 titles. Right […]. Success

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paralyzed by the need to be perfect?

Job Advice Blog

For example, fear you won’t be liked. Even those who know it’s unattainable try for it when they interview. What’s the result? Nervousness.

Hear, Hear!

Daily Writing Tips

I’ve tried to find examples of the misspelling “here, here&# on the web, but without much success. These are shouts of approval.