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National Punctuation Day

Did you know today is National Punctuation Day?

Brush up on your apostrophes with our previous podcasts:
Whose day is it anyway?
More than one, more than one’s
It’s not all the same to us
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And check out the National Punctuation Day site.

There’s even a baking contest!

Interrobang: Two-for-one punctuation

The interrobang — a combination of a question mark and an exclamation point — is a little-used punctuation mark created for questions that have a little extra oomph.
Interrobang

 

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Do you feel badly?

If you ever think you should feel “badly” about something instead of just plain “bad,” listen up.

 

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platypus

Attain and obtain

Both of these words are associated with acquisition, but they differ in what they emphasize.
gumballs

 

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Compose and comprise

Your grammatical knowledge should include when to use “compose” and when (or when not) to use “comprise.”
composition

 

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Rise, arise and raise

Rise, arise and raise: These three words sound similar but aren’t interchangeable.

 

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Who vs. that

When you should use “who” to introduce a clause and when you should use “that.”

 

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‘Which’ or ‘that’?

There’s a time to use “which,” and a time to use “that.” We’ll tell you which is which.chester-for-web

 

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Wake up! I’m awake!

All of the forms for not-being-sleeping can seem confusing. We’ll clear them up.
Wake up and smell the coffee!

 

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Continuous vs. continual

The difference between these similar words, which are continually confused.
Tiny Tim

 

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