Writing

5 ways to win people over

February 1, 2012
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Words, Words, Words: August ’19

January 1, 2012
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Grammar Repair Shop: Majority rule

March 1, 2008
Which is correct? The majority is or the majority are?

Grammar Repair Shop: Is it PM, p.m. or pm?

November 1, 2007
One reader asks, “Should I write ‘p.m.’ or ‘pm’ or ‘PM’?”

Grammar Repair Shop: Avoid gender bias with clever writing

January 1, 2005
Avoid gender bias with clever writing

Grammar Repair Shop: Possessive style

September 1, 2004
Problem: Phyllis Nagy, Orlando, Fla., asked about the spelling of the possessive “boss’s.”

Grammar Repair Shop: Formality governs letter punctuation

July 1, 2004
Problem: “When addressing a business letter, is it correct to put a comma or a colon after the addressee’s name?” (From Lynne Nelson, Princeton, N.J.)

Words, Words, Words: June ’20

February 1, 2004
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Strike the best conversational mix

October 1, 1997
The most persuasive communicators balance advocacy and inquiry.