Grammar Cheat Sheets

Are you preparing for a Team Trivia event in your community? Get ready for grammar questions by reviewing a couple of grammar cheat sheets. Source: Ready for more? Here’s part 2 with the remaining 22 tips. And, because there just might be questions about literacy, take a quick look at our Literacy Matters and… Read more

Grammar Tips: Pronoun Agreement

Personal pronouns must agree with their antecedents (the words they are referring to). They must match by person, number and gender. Here’s guidance on the basics from TERMIUM Plus, Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank: Pronoun agreement: person Pronoun agreement: number Pronoun agreement: gender There’s also advice for when things get more complicated: Pronoun agreement:… Read more

Commonly Confused Words

In the English language, there are several words that look or sound alike, but have very different meanings. This can cause confusion. Source: Of course, there are more than 12 words or phrases that are often misused. To find out about some of the others, read: 20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look… Read more

Email Writing Tips

Do you write emails everyday? Here are reminders of things you can do to improve your email communication. How to Write the Perfect Email – Tips and Tricks, a recent blog post from Grammarly, concisely covers the anatomy of a good email, common mistakes and what to do instead,  and four strategies to make your… Read more

Gender-neutral Pronouns

Are you familiar with gender-neutral pronouns? To learn more, read: Gendered Pronouns & Singular “They” Gender-neutral Language Sheet Media Reference Guide – Discussing trans and gender-diverse people What is the Singular They, and Why Should I Use It?

Copy Edit Tihs!

Do you write or proofread someone else’s writing at work? Test your skills by trying The New York Times Copy Edit Tihs! Quiz. There are ten passages that contain at least one error in grammar or usage. You don’t have to fix the error, just spot it and click on it. Answers and explanations are… Read more

Tricky Misused Expressions

We use expressions everyday but not always accurately. The following infographic outlines some commonly misused expressions. Click the image to be taken to the full infographic.