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Is a Dog or Cat a Who or That

Do you regularly refer to an animal as a who?

Do you reserve all personal pronouns for humans?

Are you wondering who changed the rule which once specified to use that and it for critters?




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The Thing about Compliments

Do you tend to bestow compliments with ease and accept them with grace?

Assessing motives, circumstances, and perspectives from both sides could inspire messages of praise that not only resonate in the best possible way, but also avoid causing awkwardness or resentment.

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Does a Team Refer to One or More

Should you refer to a team, family, class, group, etc. as a single unit or as a multiple number of members? 

In other words, would the team is or the team are be appropriate?

Keep reading to learn about collective nouns!

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Punctuation Test for Smarty-Pants

Have you ever reviewed one of your old tests or papers from school and realized you had since forgotten most or all of the material you had once felt you’d mastered?

Various studies indicate that we forget about 90 percent of what we learn. We may remember the gist of a lesson, but not every detail

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The Worst Name to Call Someone

What are the most disparaging words you could use to describe someone you dislike or don’t admire?

What is the most offensive label someone could attach to you?

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Don't Dot That

Here’s a final exam question for you: how many punctuation marks in English grammar contain one or more dots?

Six is the answer.

Can you name them? 

Did you remember the ellipse?

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The Truth about Myself

It’s time to learn the truth about myself. Learn it and share it with all you know. To be clear, this is not about me.

The issue here concerns the pronoun myself.

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To Repeat a Confidential Comment

“Don’t tell anyone, but ….”

What enters your mind if someone begins to share information with a lead-in that stipulates confidentiality?

Is silence golden?

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Is a Heart Emoji Enough

How should you respond to emotionally charged, highly personal posts on social media?

What is an acceptable reaction?

Is a heart emoji enough to convey your deep concern?

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Respectfully Request a Reference Letter

Do you need a written referral?

After choosing the right person, you'll want to ask in a respectful manner, reflecting the same degree of care and effort that you desire from the individual you're asking to write your recommendation.

Consider the important elements to succeed in requesting a solid reference.

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