Like a semicolon, a colon can connect two independent clauses, but it has several other uses as well . . .
Behind the Style Blog
Apostrophes can be used in three ways . . .
Get tips on using en dashes and hyphens from our previously unpublished style guidelines . . .
Read these three tips for effectively quoting from sources . . .
Get tips on how to avoid dashes run amok.
Many writers feel that the longer the sentence, the more elegant the style . . .
Just in time for the new school year! Get our comprehensive guidelines on using notes in MLA style . . .
Learn how to cite Web sites in MLA style . . .
All you need to know about the optional-element slot on the MLA style template . . .
This post explains when to use the present tense and when to use the past tense when discussing texts. Hint: the key is consistency . . .