Proofreading Tips

Do I Need a Comma Before “Too”?

2021-05-16T17:20:49+00:00November 20th, 2021|Proofreading Tips|

You've likely seen it both ways: the word "too" with or without a comma before it. That's because the rules on this one are a bit loose and based on the writer's intent.  However, if you are using "too" in the middle of a sentence, commas usually are needed for emphasis.  Example: She, too, wanted [...]

How to Identify a Compound Sentence

2021-05-16T17:13:31+00:00October 25th, 2021|Proofreading Tips|

A compound sentence is a sentence with two or more independent clauses. An independent clause can stand alone as its own sentence.  Example: We launched our newest residential living experience, and prospective residents immediately began streaming in through our doors. You could separate the above sentence into two: We launched our newest residential living experience. [...]

Historic vs. Historical

2021-04-11T20:49:18+00:00August 25th, 2021|Proofreading Tips|

This is a tricky one that makes us want to check and double-check to make sure we're using the right adjective. "Historic" and "historical" are adjectives that have very similar meanings: Historic describes something momentous or important in history. Historical simply describes something that belongs to an earlier period of history. Correct: The historic inauguration [...]

It’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 

2021-01-09T18:56:18+00:00April 25th, 2021|Proofreading Tips|

How should you write Mother's Day and Father's Day? Well, the title of this post should have tipped you off, but we won't take any chances. Here's how you can make sure that you don't ruin a parent's special day with a misplaced apostrophe. It's a simple rule to remember: Both of these holidays are [...]