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Parallel Structure

Part I: Vertical Lists By Dr. Nancy Tuten Careful writers ensure that items in a list are parallel with one another in both meaning and form. That is, all items must be both logically and grammatically similar; when they are,…
F-Suite Editorial Team
December 4, 2021
Marketing

Nominalization

When it comes to writing, less is often better By Dr. Nancy Tuten Several strategies lead to more succinct writing, and eliminating unhelpful nominalizations is one of them. Consider this sentence: Last week, the hiring committee conducted an interview with…
F-Suite Editorial Team
August 12, 2021
Marketing

It’s Confusing

Even if you're in the know, these tricksters can get by you By Dr. Nancy Tuten Some mistakes in English usage are simply easier to make than others, and even experienced writers make them from time to time, especially when…
Marketing

Columbia’s Painted Spaces

Murals prove good for business, the city and the community By Haley Kellner With each mural she creates, artist Ija Charles starts painting at 3 AM. The dark, quiet morning eases her into a meditative state as she uses her…
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Less or Fewer?

Count on these tips for reducing errors in quantifying quantities By Dr. Nancy Tuten We need to look no farther than the express check-out lane at many grocery stores to see a common example of this usage confusion: should the…
F-Suite Editorial Team
February 21, 2021