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You’ve finished a key document draft. Now, it’s time to edit for clarity, conciseness, accuracy, visual design and tone. Use this guide to refine and polish your draft.
Most problems with possessives occur in these two situations
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September 1, 2005 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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September 1, 2005 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Track down a word or a quote with Bartleby.com , a word-lover’s site that can search across 30 reference books for famous quotes, definitions, facts or grammar rules.
Problem: “I can’t remember when or how to type numbers 1 through 10 in a paragraph or a sentence. At some point, you must actually type out the number rather than the numeral, but when?”
Problem: Writers tend to either overuse dashes or avoid them.
Problem: Whether to use singular or plural verbs and pronouns with collective nouns that represent a group, such as “board,” “jury” and “staff.”
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Problem: Writers who never studied Latin often mix up the abbreviations i.e. and e.g.
The basic information required for noting sources hasn’t changed since you wrote a high school term paper, but the wealth of information available in electronic formats continues to add new twists.