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Grammar Bite: Making Media Agree

Subject-verb agreement is a deceptively easy grammar rule: a single subject gets a single verb, and a plural subject gets a plural verb. Yet deciding when a noun is singular and when it’s a plural is harder than it looks. In “10 Subject-Verb Agreement Rules,” I outlined 10 subcategories of subject-verb agreement, noting that Amy

10 Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

Subject-verb agreement sounds easy, doesn’t it? A singular subject takes singular verb: Tom rides his bike to work every day. A plural subject takes a plural verb: The boys are climbing the walls like caged animals. Yet The Copyeditor’s Handbook lists no fewer than 25 cases that aren’t so clear cut, and Garner’s Modern American

NEDMA16, Part 2: Email, SocMed, and Peanut Butter

In part two of my look at NEDMA16, you’ll get a hatful of tips for email and social media and a chance to weigh in on GIF/JIF debate! (What’s missing: all the great lessons I learned from Steve Tharler’s copywriting workshop; it was so intense I forgot to tweet!) [View the story “NEDMA16, Part 2: