Why Grammar is Necessary for Clarity – Part 3 Pronouns

Part 3 in our Why Grammar is Necessary for Clarity series deals with pronouns. Injudicious use of pronouns can cause confusion, to say the least, in your writing.   Consider a recent news headline:   Boy saves pet dog from bear attack by stabbing it with a kitchen knife   While we might guess at… Continue reading

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Why Grammar is Necessary for Clarity – Part 2 The Comma

Following on from last week’s post, we look at how the humble comma can be essential for clarity. (Grammar, remember is all about clarity – avoiding confusion and misunderstandings.) Perhaps the most frequently quoted example of the difference a comma can make is: Let’s eat Grandma!               versus    … Continue reading

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Why Grammar is Necessary for Clarity – Part 1 The Hyphen

Many believe that grammar is the sole, esoteric preserve of a small number of aficionados who delight in pointing out misplaced apostrophes or complaining that the supermarket express checkout refers to “less than 10 items” instead of “fewer than…”. These people may feel that worrying obsessively over grammar will stem their creativity – or perhaps that grammar… Continue reading

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5 Things to do in March Break

  It seems like it was only just Christmas and now here we are ready for March Break! If you’re busy at work, you may well be wondering where on earth the time has gone. So, what will you do during March Break? Not sure? There are some ideas below:   1] Take a vacation… Continue reading

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Why The Last Thing You Need to Worry About is Writing a White Paper

Does the idea of writing a white paper fill you with dread? It may seem like a daunting task but it’s one that will likely prove very worthwhile in terms of marketing payoff, particularly in B2B communications. A white paper is generally quite long – perhpas six-to-ten pages or more. It’s written in formal, business-style English… Continue reading

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