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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:47amMark Allen0
It’s always bothered me, copyeditor that I am, that A Midsummer Night’s Dream features Theseus, mythological conquerer of the Amazons, and identifies him as the Duke of Athens, a role that did not exist until the 13th century (and was first held by a fellow named Otto).Read More »
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:21pmAdrienne Montgomerie0
Deadlines keep you from meeting the April 30 deadline? Fear less, as a self-employed person you have until June 30 to file your tax return without penalty. Spouses of anyone claiming business income also benefit from this deadline extension. Interest starts accumulating on any amount you owe April 30, however; keep that in mind.
This year, everyone gets an extension on the filing deadline. Because of a shutdown due to the Heartbleed virus, the CRA has extended the filing deadline for individuals to May 5 this year.
Are you lucky enough to have someone...Read More »
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:40amErin Brenner1
Central adjectives are said to meet four requirements:
- They can be used attributively in a noun phrase.
- They can follow copular verbs.
- They can be modified by intensifying words.
- They have comparative and superlative forms.
That’s according to the second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar, just published by Oxford University Press.
If you’re not sure what’s meant by attributively, copular, intensifying, comparative, or superlative, you can check out their definitions elsewhere in the book. Or you could read all the adjective-...Read More »
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:30amErin Brenner0
Featured Topic: Editorial Methods
How can you edit quickly but correctly? John McIntyre gives you guidelines, and we got two usage lessons to put to work. In today’s News Roundup.
- “Here’s How We Do It”: The secret of how to make edits “quickly and decisively.” (You Don’t Say)
- “Which Side Are You On?”: The phrase wrong side of history has being used a lot lately. Should it be? (Lingua Franca)
- “Phase or Faze?”: This quick lesson will help you keep phase and faze straight. (LibroEditing)