Quick Tips: Using Contractions Correctly

by • February 23, 2015
the difference between it's and its

Contractions are useful in both spoken and written language. They save time, use fewer letters than full words, and help us to sound less formal when the situation calls for it. Contractions are combinations of two words and, in most cases, the apostrophe indicates where letters are… MORE →

Looking for a job? Here are 3 things you should do.

by • February 23, 2015
"If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building." — Kyle Wiens

In our February Grammarly Twitter Chat, we talked with job search expert Alison Doyle about tips for job searching and professional writing. You can check out the Storify recap of our chat for a full summary of the discussion, but here are three key takeaways: 1. Update… MORE →