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Test Yourself: Which Pronoun Is Correct?

There’s a hit song titled “Him and I” whose ungrammatical title and lyrics drive me nuts. A correct title would be either “Him and Me” or “He and I”–never “Him and I.” Why? Because him is an object pronoun, and…

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Comments on Taking Notes by Hand or Computer

I accidentally closed the Comments section for last week’s post on taking meeting notes. If you wanted to comment, please do so. I apologize for the problem! Lynn

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Comments on Taking Notes by Hand or Computer

I accidentally closed the Comments section for last week’s post on taking meeting notes. If you wanted to comment, please do so. I apologize for the problem! Lynn

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Should You Take Meeting Notes by Hand or by Computer?

A friend recently complained to me that a young woman at her workplace made fun of her for taking meeting notes by hand. The young woman acted as though my friend–let’s call her Marge–were incompetent: “WHY do you take notes…

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Should You Take Meeting Notes by Hand or by Computer?

A friend recently complained to me that a young woman at her workplace made fun of her for taking meeting notes by hand. The young woman acted as though my friend–let’s call her Marge–were incompetent: “WHY do you take notes…

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Which Mistakes Do You Make on Purpose?

If you can write a catchy sentence using I when the wording really demands me, do you choose I or me? If fewer fits your meaning but less sounds breezier, do you go with the correct fewer or the rhythmic…

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Which Mistakes Do You Make on Purpose?

If you can write a catchy sentence using I when the wording really demands me, do you choose I or me? If fewer fits your meaning but less sounds breezier, do you go with the correct fewer or the rhythmic…

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Stuck on the Right Words for Sensitive Topics? Get AP 2018

If you create newsletter articles, HR policies, forms, reports, or other pieces that touch on current topics and data, you may catch yourself wondering about word choice: transgender or transgendered? Eskimo or Inuit? Survivor or victim? The latest AP Stylebook…

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Finally! The 23 Unwritten Rules of Email

"It wasn't until I helped my college-aged brother hack (er, set up) his inbox and explained some of the nuances of this ubiquitous method of communication that I realized how many unwritten rules of email have developed over the years."

"Some of them are pretty obvious, but they’re worth repeating (because I still see people breaking them from time to time). And others aren’t immediately intuitive—but, if universally followed, would help us all better send and respond to email.

"So, I’m putting them in writing. Review the list, and repeat after me: 'I do solemnly swear that I will follow the rules of email forevermore.'"

See the 23 rules by Alex Cavoulacos (photo, left), founder of ...

Write It Right in Your New Job

A man recently contacted me about wanting to be successful in his new job. He realized his writing was not what it needed to be. If you have a new job, congratulations! Being successful in a new position requires learning…

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