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Grammar: That vs. Which

Grammar: Commas with Relative Clauses

That versus which perplexes a lot of people. First things first—let’s talk about restrictive versus nonrestrictive clauses. A relative clause is...

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Grammar: Ellipses… How to Torture a Writer with Three Tiny Dots

Ellipses are such handy little guys, but sadly very misunderstood. Some common issues I see:

Question: What’s the difference between an ellipsis and ellipses?
Answer: This is the...

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Grammar: The Ellipsis, That Handy Punctuation Mark

Ah, the ellipsis. The ellipsis can be a bit of a pain, but once mastered, it’s a great tool. For the purpose of this post, I’m only talking about using the ellipsis in fiction, not as...

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Grammar: Should You Put a Comma after Introductory Words Such As Now, Today, etc.?

Introductory Adverbs:

So, should you put a comma after introductory words such as now, today, etc.?

It depends! Wait—not what you wanted to hear? Sorry. Okay, let me try to break it down.

If...

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