As we edge closer to Dec. 25, I ask this simple question: Do we need a rule about whether you should use Christmas or Xmas for the holiday?
Do you know whether you should be using dashes or hyphens when you write? It depends on what you're trying to accomplish!
Those of us who grew up around the golden age of the Western remember the teepee as those conical-shaped Native American dwellings.
If you write professionally or academically, you probably saw terms like 'sentence case' and 'title case.' But they aren't the only ones.
If you read about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you may see different spellings for the name of the Ukrainian president.
Do you think there's a difference between the terms fireman or firefighter? I didn't when I was a kid, but that seems to have changed.
When you're writing calls for you to select the proper past participle form of 'prove,' should you select proved or proven?
Singer and activist Demi Lovato came out earlier this month as nonbinary and selected 'they/them' as the proper pronouns.
If you couldn't guess what a 'second gentleman' might mean, you can now find the definition in the dictionary. And he helped spread the word!
The Associated Press reached a decision on whether to follow its rule on capitalizing Black as a race with a similar rule about whether to capitalize White.
People argue about whether it's appropriate to capitalize black and white when referring to people's races, but disagreement remains.
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