- By Dan Kaufman on May 24, 2018
We all use superlatives, even if we don’t know the term.
A superlative is a fancy way of saying something is the absolute best it can be – typical examples are most, best and fastest.
Donald Trump uses them in almost every sentence – a good writer should never use them except if they can be proven.
- By Dan Kaufman on March 18, 2018
Most people have no idea that a dash is not the same as a hyphen – which is unfortunate, as a dash is an easy and effective way to add a pause into your writing …
- By Dan Kaufman on January 19, 2018
Commas should be easy to use – after all, their purpose is to reflect how we speak – and yet everywhere I look they’re being horribly abused. Sometimes they’re in places they have no business in; other times they’re missing. As such, this is a plain English guide that says everything I wish my school teachers had explained to me:
- By Dan Kaufman on August 26, 2017
The inverted pyramid is the most common way you can structure news stories, press releases, web pages and anything else that needs to immediately tell the reader what they need to know …