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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: There, Their, and They’re   There are certain homophone errors that are quite common. The subject of today’s post is one of worst offenders. Issues with these three words are in virtually every manuscript I edit. So here’s a quick guide to help you keep them straight. The overview of antecedents is just a bonus. 🙂 So let’s get to it!   There...

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