Tag: correlative conjunction

Articles / On Writing

Where the Error Is: Antecedents Antecedents. Yes, I just heard a collective head-scratching mutter of: ante-what?   an·te·ced·ent  noun ˌan-tə-ˈsē-dənt a substantive word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun, typically by a following pronoun1 Still confused? There’s no need to be. It’s fairly straightforward. But do know you will not be able to use “their” and various other pronouns properly without having an...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Then versus Than If you asked me what the most common issue I come across when editing, it is confusion between “then” and “than.” These are words that are spelled similarly, but they are used for vastly different functions. The primary difference between “then” and “than” is that “than” is a conjunction and “then” is more often than not an adverb. “Then” is...

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