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Although the guidelines for style are far more flexible than the rules of grammar, pundits and pedants alike remain sticklers for differences that seem nearly imperceptible to the average reader. And as a professional writer, whether you are trying to satisfy your boss or yourself, nagging questions may persist. What is the difference between that and which? Why am I receiving conflicting advice on the use of the serial comma? What is an en dash? When should I hyphenate multiple modifiers? Can I begin a sentence with a conjunction? We would love to answer all of your questions, but the fact is, some of the answers are changing as we speak. So instead, this webinar will concentrate on the rules that have not changed, like commonly confused words that actually have different meanings. And where the guidelines are in flux, we will review some of the recent changes and take a peek at those looming on the horizon. Finally, when there really are no rules, we will do our best to dispel the myths and hope we can all learn how to put our internal editor out to “zen.” - - Objectives—At the completion of this webinar you will be able to: - - Distinguish between real comma rules and comma style. - Understand the origins of the en dash, how it differs from the em dash, and whether it still matters. - Distinguish between several pairs of commonly confused words. - Develop best practices going forward for improving usage. - Learn to recognize the mistakes that are not.
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