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  1. Weird case for Raise/Rise
  2. Who/whom antecedent -- closest person, or closest noun?
  3. Another who/whom question
  4. Some questions.
  5. Should my character put her cookie down...
  6. What's the phrase?
  7. Gramma correction: usage of who
  8. Do I put a comma, for once?
  9. Have I described it well?
  10. Affect vs effect. Again.
  11. Smoker Slang: "Ash" as Verb
  12. Quotation Marks and Titles
  13. that night vs tonight
  14. he said / said he
  15. empathize
  16. Adverbs after speaker attribution
  17. Paraphrasing and Quotation Marks
  18. Nameless Character in Third Person (Help Me!)
  19. choice of word
  20. Couple...couple of...
  21. Without realizing!
  22. Can or could?
  23. Will or does?
  24. comma between multiple adjectives
  25. comma before and
  26. where would the hyphen go
  27. Pronunciation symbols
  28. Poor Use of Grammar
  29. I have a question about passive sentences
  30. Looking for good copyediting/proofreading guides, materials or resources online
  31. Title with strikeout in it
  32. Pens & Proofreading
  33. Dialogue Interruption Question
  34. Quotes within dialogue
  35. Stimulus and Response
  36. Quotations Around One Word
  37. Can you put a question in the middle of Em Dashes?
  38. Seeking guidance on capitalization of medieval titles
  39. Grammar Girl Podcast
  40. I don't think I'll ever need the semicolon.
  41. Grammatically correct, but why?
  42. Mixed Tense?
  43. When the comma becomes important
  44. Past Perfect Question
  45. To paragraph or not to paragraph? That is the question.
  46. Adverb Placement
  47. Should I Ignore grammar check?
  48. Need some English words
  49. What do you call rubbing/massaging/petting a child in English?
  50. By the look vs. From the look
  51. Overused words tested on a popular novel
  52. Percents: 200% more/as much
  53. superfluous words or not.
  54. classical music compositions
  55. Participles...gah!
  56. Politically correct term for someone from China
  57. Pluralizing Possesive Proper Nouns
  58. When To Hyphenate MadeUp Words & Terms (for SciFi & Fantasy)
  59. Meaning of sentence? (Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse V)
  60. Are these instances of affect and effect correct?
  61. Avoiding passive voice?
  62. is or 's
  63. punctuation problems I should probably know the answer for but...
  64. Biochemistry: Break (down)...starch, proteins...
  65. Problem: Quotes, Caps or Italics?
  66. How to Punctuate the Name of a Business
  67. Words, Phrases to Avoid, Add Yours
  68. forfeit
  69. American English or UK English
  70. Correct punctuation for pauses in dialogue
  71. Paying to copy edit my MS
  72. Does an agent tolerate grammar errors?
  73. Infinitives and placement
  74. Synonym for Starburst?
  75. Redundancy
  76. Comma after "Chapter"?
  77. pronoun antecedents
  78. Found this! Hemingway editor
  79. Tenses in flashbacks within past-tense stories
  80. What do these sentences mean?
  81. Carbon Dioxide
  82. To hyphenate or not to hyphenate
  83. FKA (formerly known as) doesn't work for my problem here
  84. A tense problem
  85. Should names of businesses be in inverted commas or italics?
  86. Ellipses
  87. Commas before "as if."
  88. Newspaper Titles In Italics
  89. How would you punctuate this sentence?
  90. Please give your "Top 3" tips for grammar/composition
  91. Guilt
  92. "ed" + "that" versus "ing" construction
  93. Need a word for an aircraft manoeuvre
  94. genre of investors explain or explains
  95. Help punctuating this sentence please?
  96. Which sentence works better, or is more correct?
  97. Dropping second personal pronoun in two-part sentence
  98. Carnival or Carnivale
  99. Save my soul
  100. An informative comparison on Grammarly and WhiteSmoke.
  101. Either/Neither
  102. Tips for remembering comma placement?
  103. Tenses
  104. Can narration and dialogue go in the same paragraph?
  105. Name of a tavern or shop
  106. Have/Had
  107. Grammatically correct way to use the word sensei
  108. I don't understand what this sentence means
  109. Who/Whom
  110. Help with parsing a sentence.
  111. Possessive apostrophe in a name ending with s
  112. When to use a comma
  113. Clause reference
  114. Tag line question: Which is correct or best?
  115. past tense or be+ -ing
  116. Dependent Clause Question
  117. Little question on dialogue
  119. Foreign language in English text
  120. Fragments and Word Processors
  121. Are these sentences correct?
  122. What tense is this?
  123. Incomplete thoughts
  124. "Crosshatch".
  125. Participle phrases versus participle clauses
  126. Commas and quotation marks, non-standard situations
  127. Is this a gramatically correct sentence?
  128. What is a run-on sentence?
  129. Help with would, will, can, could
  130. The question is
  131. dot dot dot, dash dash dash
  132. Possessive with two character's names
  133. Twenty-one or 21
  134. Punctuation for an aside in the middle of dialogue
  135. Is this a comma splice?
  136. Anyone else not get a proper Grammar education?
  137. comma between 2 verbs in dialogue
  138. More fun comma overthinking
  139. Grammar Question
  140. That, Which, Who.... Aggh!
  141. Verb Use with Gender-Neutral Pronoun
  142. Proofreading services?
  143. My Sentence Structure
  144. I'm having a strange format problem
  145. Help me with the title of my giveaway!
  146. Confusing Sentences That Make Sense
  147. POV and Quotation Marks
  148. Question about a comma.
  149. When do you use - and ;?
  150. I have no idea what this paragraph means - help!
  151. Capital letter after quotation marks
  152. Italics ??
  153. "Then"
  154. Cause and Effect
  155. digital readout = Twenty-eight or 28?
  156. Hyphenated phrases
  157. Random thoughts on one-syllable animal names
  158. What does the word "them" refer to here?
  159. Adjectives in Series, Commas, and Size
  160. Punctuation for ASL
  161. preference questions on "comma then" construction
  162. Passive Voice
  163. Comma before "as well as"
  164. Comma before "but less reliable"
  165. Help with "Yes, Sir."
  166. Quotes or and fictional races
  167. 's ; of mine ; of ;
  168. And "then" I asked
  169. Tricky Dialogue + Action Punctuation
  170. Of or Off
  171. What kind of phrase is this?
  172. Epigraphs
  173. Who wins the bet, girlfriend or I? [Sentence meaning]
  174. Artist book, artist's book, artists' book...which one is right?
  175. In due time?
  176. "Data" is plural, therefore "data do," but . . .
  177. Begged for or begged
  178. Need a word for "tweaking" a baby in the womb
  179. Which is right?
  180. Question for Brits: Forgot or forgotten?
  181. Yikes!
  182. Any self-editing tips?
  183. Shouldn't have = Should have
  184. Tense/Verb Quagmire
  185. Trying to figure out the meaning of a sentence
  186. Two recent news story abuses of language:
  187. First Person Present or Past?
  188. Em dash punctuation
  189. Run amok, piqued my interest, caught some flak, just deserts
  190. Unfamiliar comma usage
  191. Transitive Verbs Requiring a Preposition?
  192. Punctuation of Interrupted Dialogue
  193. River
  194. Help with capitalisation/referencing deities
  195. Midol
  196. Punctuation questions
  197. Explosives - Terminology
  198. Took a sip vs. had a sip
  199. Past perfect question
  200. Proper word question
  201. Two questions
  202. How to describe a career
  203. Capitalization
  204. Should Incognito always be spelled with an a for women?
  205. Dates
  206. "What does trigger pain?"
  207. Single versus double quotation marks in prose
  208. British English?
  209. Grammar Question
  210. Question regarding character ages? (moved from YA)
  211. Might just began/begun? Might have just began? Might have just begun...??? O_o
  212. a word to describe an old wooden door stuck in its frame
  213. Appropriate Apostrophe
  214. Contractions outside of dialogue?
  215. Question about proper placement of a period
  216. Italicizing TV show titles
  217. Ending sentences with prepositions
  218. Sentence Construction Help
  219. Confused on how to punctuate "what"
  220. another question about question marks
  221. missing but implied word
  222. Italicize Dialogue from a Radio?
  223. A dependant clause which is an action tag following dialogue
  224. Using Acronyms and articles
  225. Where should the focus be
  226. Cumulative sentence phrases
  227. Some capitalization issues in fantasy worldbuilding
  228. Past tense and future
  229. Comma splice?
  230. Tattoos and Boby Text
  231. Overwhelmed
  232. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
  233. can we talk about dashes?
  234. help punctuate four sentences
  235. Dialogue and reaction in same paragraph
  236. Is only one of these "sentences" correct?
  237. Is it a gerund or a verb?
  238. Straight & Curly Quotation Marks--HELP!
  239. The importance of the Oxford comma:
  240. formatting question
  241. Italicize or not?
  242. If you read about a scar at "the turn of her jaw"...
  243. When did we start using "of" over 've?
  244. Can anyone help me understand these questions?
  245. Punctuation help needed for action break within dialogue
  246. Would you say ... arm hair rose or arm hairs rose?
  247. Starting a sentence with But
  248. Tenses, help!
  249. Awkward sentence
  250. The intrusive prefix: Irregardless