Posts related to usage
Are medical terms such as Staphylococcus aureus and their acronyms italicized only at first instance?
Medical terms such as Staphylococcus aureus are italicized at each instance, but acronyms for these terms (in this case, MRSA), are always set in roman… Read More
When is it OK to start a sentence with a coordinating conjunction?
You can use a comma or a dash to connect these pairs of sentences, but writing them separately is not incorrect. It is looked upon… Read More
Teaching the History of the English Language: An Interview
The study of the history of the English language (HEL) reaches back to the fifth century . . . Read More