“The World Wide Web” is the name of a unique entity and is thus written with initial capital letters. “The Web” is the short form of the name. . . .
Behind the Style Blog
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. . . .
The use of with as a pseudo conjunction weakens prose. . . .
Multiple is often not a good synonym for many, meaning “a large number,” because multiple has a narrower sense . . .
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The notes posted here don’t concern small points. They concern one large point: seeing the English language as a single fabric whose threads are inseparable from one another. . . .
A common type of jumble in prose results when an author begins forming an expression but introduces another expression before completing the presentation of the first. . . .
Faculty is one of a category of nouns that includes audience, clergy, family, military, police, and staff. These words refer to groups of people as a body. . . .
In our editorial policy, we treat the Web as a publication medium like others. We don’t give it special treatment unless something inherent in the medium calls for doing so. . . .
When a comma or period is needed after a quotation, publishers in the United States typically put the punctuation mark before the closing quotation mark. The reason for this convention is to improve the appearance of the text. . . .