Behind the Style

However: Where to Place It?

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” . . .

Verbs with Alternative Subjects

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 . . .

Do Like I Say, Not Like I Do

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 . . .

The Confused Answer

After reading the title of this post, you probably think that I will be telling you about an answer that is mixed up . . .

Colons: How to Use Them

Like a semicolon, a colon can connect two independent clauses, but it has several other uses as
well . . .

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