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Rules for Capitalization

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The rules for when to capitalize are numerous. Below you’ll find the basics. If you come across a situation I haven’t covered, please be so kind as to tell me in the comments; I’ll be happy to include more rules if they will be helpful.

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To, Too, or Two?

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If there’s a top ten list for grammar gripes, I would guess confusion over to/too/two is on it. Let’s address …

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Subject-Verb Agreement, Part 4

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The fourth and final post on the ever-tricky subject-verb agreement issue. What to do with collective nouns, book titles, team names, time or distance? Quiz included!

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4 Pronoun Mistakes To Avoid

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Pronouns are wonderful little words that make speaking and writing easier. Imagine if you had to use your name every time you refer to yourself. Instead of saying “I left my keys in my car,” you’d have to say, “Irving Pigwart left Irving Pigwart’s keys in Irving Pigwart’s car.” And just think how irritating this would be if your name really was Irving Pigwart!

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