What to Do with the Singular They

2 months ago / by David Standen
What to Do with the Singular They
As far as pronouns go, the singular ‘they’ is quite controversial. It is also widely misunderstood, so it’s worth looking at how it is used and whether it is standard English. In addition, we will offer a few tips on when you should use (or recommend use of) the…
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Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 3 Justifications for Sentence Fragments
This post is very. Let that sink in for a moment. Deep, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s also poor grammar. As proofreaders, we know that incomplete sentences are usually unacceptable. But there are circumstances in which a partial sentence might make sense. Thus, here are our top three reasons to leave…
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Making Verbs Agree

2 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Making Verbs Agree
Do you ever feel like the only voice of reason in a world where all the words hate each other? We do. Sometimes, arranging a sentence so that it reads naturally is a daunting task. This is particularly true of ensuring that verbs agree when dealing with things like compound…
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Top 5 Grammar Myths

3 years ago / by Proofreading Academy / 2 min read
Top 5 Grammar Myths
There comes a time in every proofreader’s life when they’re faced with the unsettling fact that some of the ‘rules’ they have always used are either misleading or downright wrong. This can be a hard pill to swallow, but it’s better to get it over and done with. So grab…
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