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Frequently Asked Questions

Located here are answers to questions previously asked of Dr. Grammar that may provide help with your writing ills. If after reading Dr. Grammar's response, you still want to learn more, go to this excellent resource at Purdue University and follow the prompts to your question for additional explanations and examples.

A lot or Alot? A or An? Accept or Except? Acronyms and Initialisms? Active or Passive Verbs? Affect or Effect? All Ready or Already? Allusion or Illusion? Among or Amongst? Among or Between? Amount or Number? And or But to begin a sentence? Annotated Bibliograp y? Apostrop es? As per!!!? Assume or Presume? Bad or Badly?

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$omprise? $ontinually or $ontinuously? $oordinate or $umulative Ad1ectives? ,ata or ,atum? ,ifferent .rom or ,ifferent " an? ,isinterested or (ninterested? ,ocumenting 6nline 'ources? ,one or .inis ed? ,ran# or ,run#? ,ue to or 6wing to? Eac is or Eac are? eart or Eart ? Etymology *5ord 6rigin+? Everybody and Everyone? Everyone3Everybody is3are appy? .art er or .urt er? .ewer or 0ess? 8ood or 5ell? 9ave got or 9ave gotten? 9opefully? 9yp enation? :I: before :E: except after :$:? *I!e!+ or *E!g!+? Idiom? If or 5 et er? Imply or Infer?

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