Category: Grammar & Style

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Intern’s Corner: Quote those Quotes

As a student, I know plagiarism is a big deal to both my instructors and educational institution.  One of the ways of avoiding plagiarism is knowing when and how to use quotation marks, along with proper citations and references of course.  This blog...

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Intern’s Corner: Catching Up with Run-On Sentences

Have you ever written a sentence that you thought rambled on too long? Well, you may benefit from learning about run-on sentences in the Excelsior Online Writing Lab. If offers an interactive tutorial on run-on sentences in the Grammar Refresher as well as...

Pronoun Agreement and the Singular They

Pronouns, whether we want to admit it or not, seem to give us a lot of trouble. I find this to be especially true because, in English, we do not have a gender-neutral, singular, third-person personal pronoun. OK, so what does that mean?...