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A Regrettable Shortcut: Faculty Referring to Individuals
Faculty is one of a category of nouns that refer to groups of people as a body . . . Read More
Must quotations always be introduced with wording like “So-and-so writes”?
No. There are innumerable ways to weave a quotation gracefully into your prose. As long as the quotation’s purpose and source are clear, you need… Read More
Is it wrong to type spaces before and after a dash?
The appropriateness of spaces before and after a dash depends on various considerations: the typeface used, the medium (print, online), and so on. In the… Read More
Is it ever appropriate to use see or see also in a parenthetical citation?
The purpose of every parenthetical citation is to tell the reader to see a work, so the word see would almost always be redundant. See… Read More
The Placement of a Comma or Period after a Quotation
When a comma or period is needed after a quotation . . . Read More