Academic Apostrophe Contractions Connecting Words Clause Dependent clauses
Business Dates Phrase Independent clauses
Personal Plural forms of non-plural words/letters Predicate
Writers Possessive nouns Sentence Simple
Brackets Asides and afterthoughts Subject Complex
INFORMATION Encasing additional information Compound
Useful Links List numbering Compound-complex
Site Map Square editorial brackets Sentence length
Dedication Capital Letters Brand names Errors in Style Oxymora
Copyright Days, weeks and months Redundant phrases (pleonasms)
Family names Tautologies
Festivals and religious references
First person singular Grammatical Myths Data and media as singular nouns
Geographic references Double negatives
Historical periods None as a plural word
Languages and ethnic references Plural pronouns, singular antecedents
Proper nouns Prepositions ending sentences
Roman numerals Split infinitives
Starting sentences and direct speech Starting sentences with conjunctions
Titles of books and art Subjective and objective pronouns
Colon Bibliographical references That and which
Dialogue in scripts Who and whom
Direct speech Who for people and that for things
Dramatic effect
Introducing lists Parts of Speech Adjectives
Oppositional phrases Adverbs
Scriptural references Conjunctions Conjunctive Adverbs
Setting off subtitles Interjections Co-ordinating
Time references Nouns Correlative
Comma Avoiding ambiguity Prepositions Subordinating
Interjections Pronouns
Introductory phrases Verbs
Separating adjectives
Separating independent clauses Working with Verbs Moods Imperative mood
Separating words in general lists Indicative mood
Serial comma Subjunctive mood
Set off names and identifiers Tense Simple present, past and future
Dashes Change of thought Perfect tenses
Inclusive numbers and text Progressive tenses
Indicating missing letters Perfect progressive tenses
Parenthetical remarks Verb forms Finite verbs
Sudden breaks Nonfinite verbs Gerund
Ellipsis Missing words in a quote Voice Active voice Infinitive
Pause of thought and trail-off Passive voice Participles
Words cut-off
Exclamation Mark
Full Stop
Hyphen Adjectives of multiple words
Avoiding ambiguity
Confusing letter combinations
Hyphenation in typesetting
Prefixes and suffixes
Spelled-out numbers and words
Italics Emphasising words
Foreign words
Names of vessels
Titles of art and literature
Words as words
Question Mark
Quotation Marks Direct speech
Indirect and silent speech
Irony and out-of-context words
Slang and words being discussed
Semicolon Relating independent clauses
Separating lists
Transitional words
Slash Offering alternatives to the reader
Controversial placenames
Expressing strong connections
Fractions, ratios and dates
Legal and commercial abbreviations
Marking line breaks in poetry

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