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Writing in British English vs. American English

George Bernard Shaw famously said that “England and America are two countries divided by a common language,” and any American who’s ever been asked to write in British English has quickly seen why. The differences in American English vs. British

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Have it Both Ways: Words With Opposite Meanings

English can be a confusing language in many different ways, with words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently (like “lead” the element and “lead” the verb) and words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently (like “threw”

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Swearing Off of the Expletive Construction

Good writing follows two major rules: Use proper spelling and grammar so your work is comprehensible. Don’t bore the reader. Most decent writers can follow the first rule almost intuitively. But oddly enough, the second rule seems to not even

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On Bad Writing Advice (Even From Famous Authors)

I’ve been writing nearly every day since I was ten. I’ve heard all kinds of crazy advice on writing, from an assortment of fairly unimpressive to very authoritative sources. If you’ve gone to school, write as a hobby, or work

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Top 10 Reasons Why Numbered Lists Are Terrible

While top 10 lists went out of style on YouTube and other sites ages ago, the cultural staple of the numbered list in general doesn’t seem to have gone away. While some have bemoaned the situation, it also seems to

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