Single Quotes or Double Quotes: A Grammar Guide

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Just because we communicate in English doesn’t always mean we use punctuation the same way. Americans use a colon to denote time (4:30) while the British use a period (4.30). Titles such as Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Dr. all receive a period at the end in American English, while British English leaves off the punctuation mark.

And when it comes to single quotes or double quotes, we face the same problem of not being the same. Should you use single quotes or double quotes for dialogue, for quoting inside a quote, for scare quotes?

That depends on which side of the pond you live.

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Slash vs Backslash: A Grammar Guide

How to use the slash correctly in a sentence

Not all punctuation marks have a long list of nicknames. Stroke, virgule, diagonal, right-leaning stroke, oblique dash, solidus, slant, separatrix, forward slash—all can be used for the slash.

And there’s the backslash. No nickname required. Unless you prefer to say backslant, slosh or reverse slash.

Laundry list of names aside, you’re here because you need answers. What’s the difference between the slash and the backslash? How do you use the slash correctly in a sentence? And is there a way to use the backslash correctly in a sentence?

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Every Way You Can Correctly Use a Question Mark


Yes, I wrote an entire blog post about how to use a question mark and it wasn’t a waste of my time. Because, in truth, we all are afraid to ask our friends and peers how to add a question mark correctly to a specific question when sentence structure and formatting come into play.

Don’t be shy. It’s okay to keep reading.

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For Real?! How You Can Correctly Use the Interrobang

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When it comes to punctuation marks, the interrobang has by far the coolest name. But like its function, the word interrobang came from a merging of two words based on its two roles within a sentence.

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Holiday vs Holidays: A Grammar Guide

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Happy holidays! Or is it holiday?

With season’s greetings being shared so often throughout this time of year, it can be hard to remember whether you should write and say holiday or holidays. You want to spread cheer through every card you send and to every person you pass on the street.

Yet a grammar snafu can really dampen your seasonal spirits.

Spread your holiday cheer over the holidays correctly with confidence by following these simple holiday grammar rules.

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This Word Makes You a Very Lazy Writer

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We’ve all used this word when we think, when we speak and when we write. It’s very easy to do.

See? I just used it.

Didn’t catch it? Let’s try this again.

It’s not an elaborate word, a controversial word, an out-of-date word or a trending word. It’s a word that we slip in to our sentence at the very last moment to emphasize our point.

Missed it again? I’ll spell it out for you.

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