Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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4 Tips for Better Proofreading


Here’s a good tip: After you write something, read it before sharing it.

I hope that seems obvious to you. But way too many students do not bother to read what they have written before turning it in.

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What Does “Sequester” Mean?


I don’t talk politics here. Don’t let that fool you into thinking I don’t care about politics; I just try …

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Saving the Best for Last


I read a paper today by a friend who is in seminary, and I was able to help him improve …

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Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss: Parts Q & R


Homophones are words that sound alike, but are different in spelling and meaning. There are scores of them in English …

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