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Advance Notice―Is it Correct?

Advance Notice―Is it Correct?

Isn’t notice by definition given in advance? If so, is the expression “advance notice” redundant? Worse, is it incorrect? These questions need answers! Advance Notice…

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How Do You Spell Lasagna?

How Do You Spell Lasagna?

Lasagna is an American spelling. Lasagne is a British spelling. Brown Italian sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic. Stir in a can each of crushed…

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Photoshoot or Photo Shoot?

Photoshoot or Photo Shoot?

Photo and shoot are two words with distinct meanings. But if you combine them, should you write them as one word or two? Let’s illustrate…

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Apologise or Apologize?

Apologise or Apologize?

Apologize is the standard American English spelling. Apologise is the standard British English spelling. Wouldn’t it be embarrassing to have a spelling error in a…

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Faux Pas

Faux Pas

As far as writing it is concerned, you don’t have to worry about the plural of faux pas—it’s written the same as the singular. If…

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What Does Et Al. Mean?

What Does Et Al. Mean?

Here’s a tip: In Latin, et alia (et al.) means “and others.” Another Latin phrase, et alibi, has the same abbreviation (et al.), but means…

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Modeling vs. Modelling

Modeling vs. Modelling

Whether you’re modelling or modeling, you’re doing the same thing. The only difference is in the spelling—the one with the single L is preferred in…

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