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“I Wish I Were”: Explaining the Subjunctive

on June 29, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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You may never have heard the term subjunctive case before, or don’t remember it from Spanish class if you have, but knowing this rule and following it will make your speech and writing much better with just a little effort.

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When Writing Rules Conflict

on June 27, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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You can write a passage of ornate prose, passive voice willy-nilly, telling without showing, and as long as the meaning is clear, it’s good writing, at least, for everyday purposes.

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Christian Publishing Standards: Part 2

on June 18, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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In this blog, we’ll dig deeper into matters of formatting in Christian publishing, paying particular attention to the complicated issue of capitalization.

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Correct Use of Myself, Yourself, Itself

on June 7, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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People seem to think it’s snooty to say, “Donna and I,” but when they grow up, they also become aware that “Me and Donna” is wrong. So, faced with the choice of “I” (snooty) and “me” (wrong), some opt for the worst choice of all: “myself.”

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URLs and DOIs in Research

on June 6, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Dissertations
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If you access electronic sources, whether journal articles, webpages, datasets, online videos, or others, one piece of information you’ll need will be the source’s URL or DOI. What’s the difference? And which should you include in your reference list? Let’s take a look.

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Christian Publishing Standards: Part 1

on June 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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If you’re looking to get your Christian writing published professionally, though, it’s not enough to be an excellent writer moved by the Holy Spirit; you’ll also need to demonstrate that you can stick to professional publishing guidelines and standards.

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