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None Is vs. None Are

February 15th, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

If you’ve ever been chided for saying “none are” instead of “none is,” there’s good news. While true that “none” can be singular if followed by a mass noun or if it is being used to mean “not one,” “none” can just as easily mean “not any” and take a plural verb. Mass noun: None […]

Misplaced Commas

January 18th, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

We all know to use commas in lists, addresses, and dates, and some of us may have been told in grade school to use a comma wherever there is a pause. However, the rules aren’t as simple as this. As a result, the comma all too often gets abused through overuse. Here are a couple […]

Double Negatives

August 17th, 2023 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

For the most part, double negatives in modern English are regarded as things to be avoided. Phrases such as “ain’t got no” and “don’t need no” are a few cringe-worthy examples of double negatives. However, sometimes even grammar enthusiasts can fall victim to more subtle forms of double negatives. Here are a few tips to […]

Compound Nouns

July 20th, 2023 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Why is it we have project managers but systems analysts? Gumball machines but singles bars? How do we determine which noun in a compound noun to make singular and which to make plural? Below are a few tips in helping you to decide, but first some terminology: The first noun in a compound noun is […]


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