7 Words You Need to Stop Capitalizing

Thank you, Huff Post, for putting a conversation I have almost daily (sometimes with actual people, sometimes in my head) in writing.

Please share any annoying words or phrases that you’ve found capitalized in the comments.

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Do Your Participles Dangle?

In my career as a proofreader and editor, I see these all the time. Heck, I’m sure I even write them now and again. If “dangling participle” (or “dangling modifier”) isn’t a phrase you hear very often–few of us do–then let me give you a few examples from the University of Bristol’s website:

1.) Driven to drink by her problems, we see how Janet will come to a sticky end.

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Perfect Your Plurals

This grammar lesson might be something you know well or something you don’t know at all. Or, if you’re like me, it’s a lesson you need to revisit from time to time. I’m not talking about how to make all compound nouns plural, just the tricky ones. “Toothpicks” as the plural of “toothpick” is pretty obvious.

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