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Post Legal Corpus Search

Using corpora in Legal English A corpus is a large collection of written and/or spoken material collected to show the state of a language. Corpora…

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Post Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing – A popular and short, tip-based podcast which imparts simple and concise grammar lessons, usually in…

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Post Capitalization

1. Capitalize the first word of a sentence. For example: The client called three times. Do not put the matter off any longer. 2. Capitalize…

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Post AdamsDrafting

At AdamsDrafting, Ken Adams focuses on the actual language of contracts. And his approach to contract drafting is relevant to lawyers outside the U.S. As…

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Post Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. A book for people who love punctuation, this book takes a humorous…

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Post Blog @

Selected as one of “The best websites by lawyers for lawyers.” by the ABA Journal Blawg 100, Wayne Schiess’s Blog @ is an excellent…

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Post Apostrophes & Possessives [ ' ]

1) When two words are made into one word, use the apostrophe where one or more letters have been removed. For example: isn’t couldn’t weren’t…

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Post Colons [ : ]

1) Use the colon to introduce a list. For example: We need a lawyer who is: aggressive educated well connected 2) Use the colon before…

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Post Semicolons [ ; ]

1) Use the semicolon in place of a period to separate two complete sentences where the conjunction – and, but, for, or, nor, so, or…

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Post Commas [ , ]

1) Use commas to separate a series of three or more words, groups of words, or phrases. For example: The proceeds are to be divided…

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