Writers sometimes cause confusion by failing to make the elements in their writing parallel. . . .
Behind the Style Blog
In our editing, we often note that writers misuse titles in three key ways . . .
Did you know that there is an entire category of material that you do not reproduce when quoting a source? Learn more . . .
Claire Kerhwald Cook notes that when however means “but” or “in spite of that,” the term “should follow the element that contrasts with something previously stated” . . .
To determine how to style an online work, consider the work’s length, genre, and context . . .
Many writers substitute the phrase between you and I for between you and me . . .
Should you use a singular or plural verb after alternative subjects—that is, two nouns joined by or—when one is singular and the other plural? A common practice is to have the verb agree in number with the second subject of the pair—in other words, with the noun that is closer to the verb . . .
Finding publication information on a Web site or other digital source can be a challenge . . .
Some writers incorrectly use like in sentences, such as the title of this blog post, that require as. Other writers, wary of like, avoid the term even in sentences that require it . . .
After reading the title of this post, you probably think that I will be telling you about an answer that is mixed up . . .