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Grammar

Another Thing Spell-check Doesn’t Know

Teddy Snyder | I am finally fed up with spell-check's inability to recognize an indirect object.

Theda C. Snyder - May 6, 2021
Aberrant Apostrophes

Get to the Point! People who really should know better just love to insert apostrophes where they don’t belong.

Theda C. Snyder - February 1, 2021
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Put Some Color Into Your Vocabulary

Get to the Point! | A forest drive can be a quarantine-approved way to enjoy the reds, golds and oranges of autumn. It could also get you thinking about making your communications more colorful.

Theda C. Snyder - November 10, 2020
Words in Danger

Get to the Point! The rate of words taking on entirely different meanings is accelerating. Recently, we have seen one word in particular roar into misuse.

Theda C. Snyder - August 11, 2020
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Five Things to Stop Doing With Business Emails in 2020

Do your clients and colleagues a favor and check out these five things to stop doing with emails.

Laura Ernde - March 13, 2020
With, Not Who, for Things; Who, Not That, for People

The general grammar rule is to use “who” to refer to people and “which” to refer back to inanimate objects. The possessive form of “who” is “whose” but there is no possessive form for “which.” The result is that writers must choose between a ...

Theda C. Snyder - February 12, 2020
Case Resolution Vocabulary

Be sure you use the correct ADR terms with clients, judges and opponents to avoid misunderstandings.

Theda C. Snyder - July 10, 2019
Litigation Terms Parties Get Wrong: ‘We’ll Go to Court to Settle This!’

Parties frequently use terms incorrectly, and that leads to miscommunication.

Theda C. Snyder - March 4, 2019
‘Coequal’: Is That a Word?

The bottom line is that “coequal” means “equal.”

Theda C. Snyder - February 12, 2019
Numerical References You May Not Know

To avoid putting the proverbial keyboard in your mouth, do not use words or phrases until you are 100 percent certain of the meaning.

Theda C. Snyder - October 8, 2018
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