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e.g., etc.

We often see a combination of e.g. and etc. in texts, as in the following example: A compound sentence is one or more simple sentences joined by a connective, e.g. and, but, then, etc. This is technically incorrect… ‘e.g.’ comes

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The En Rule

A previous post on this blog covered when to use a hyphen (-) and when to use a en dash (–). Under ‘En Dash’, point 2 stated that an en dash is used to show relationships and connections between two words.

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Order of Adjectives

Have you every wondered why it sounds more natural to say ‘my little black phone’, for example, than ‘my black little phone’? The reason is that there is an accepted order of adjectives, should more than one be used to

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Recommended Reading

Need to hone your proofreading skills? Need a really good reference book or dictionary but not sure which one to go for? Check out The Proofreading Agency’s recommended reading list! I can personally vouch for The Proofreading Training Pack; it has excellent explanations

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Presenting Foreign-Language Terms

How do you incorporate foreign-language terms into an English-language text? There are two things to consider: how to present the foreign word or phrase how to present the translation Foreign Words/Phrases The editor must always consider the rules of the

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