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Using Notes in MLA Style

Just in time for the new school year! Get our comprehensive guidelines on using notes in MLA style . . .

URLs: Some Practical Advice

The new MLA Handbook recommends including URLs in works-cited-list entries for online works, but it also notes their drawbacks . . .

To Splice or Not to Splice?

Writers should generally not use a comma to connect two independent clauses, and editors of fiction and nonfiction should be alert for them.

Dictionary 101

Most writers rely on spelling checkers. But spelling checkers don’t always tell you when you’ve used the right word in the right form. . . .

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