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When to use WHO and when to use THAT

I keep reading (and hearing) authors use the pronoun “that” when they should be using the pronoun “who,” so I [...]

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Grammar tip: “went” vs. “gone”

Lately I’ve heard so many people confuse “went” with “gone” that I decided it was worth a blog post on [...]

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Grammar tip: How to use gerunds correctly

If you’re not familiar with the term “gerund,” it’s a noun that is created by adding “ing” to a verb. [...]

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i and me

Grammar tip: Sometimes it’s okay to use ME

A lot of people out there are afraid to use the pronoun “me.” I think the aversion must start in [...]

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Why grammatical errors in your bio can hurt your sales

I’m always looking for ideas for this blog (as well as a good book to read), so I spend a [...]

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Common mistakes in capitalization

Many people, authors included, tend to capitalize words that shouldn’t be capitalized, probably because they aren’t aware of the rules. [...]

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Grammar tip: She vs. her, he vs. him

Are you confused about the difference between she/her and he/him? Here’s a quick lesson: She and he are subject pronouns. That means [...]

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Why pronouns are important

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party and someone tells a brief story about his friend Buddy. Chances are the storyteller [...]

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Watch out for run-on sentences

I recently read two indie books that shared the following problem: they were both infested with run-on sentences. I don’t [...]

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Pluperfect tense

Grammar tip: Be careful with tenses

Today I’d like to talk about tenses, specifically when to use the preterit (past) tense versus the pluperfect (past perfect) tense. Here [...]

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