A Pandemonium of Parrots: Collective Nouns for Animal Groups

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I recently posted an article on subject-verb agreement when the subject is a collective noun, and in researching collective nouns, …

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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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Censor vs. Censure

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Here are two words that are easy to confuse: censor and censure. Let’s try to get them straight. They are …

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