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A Word, Please: You’re entitled to make this distinction
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A Word, Please: An apostrophe can make the holidays right

It’s the holidays. And I can think of no better time to learn how to write holidays — the specific ones, I mean, like the one that celebrates mothers or the one that recognizes veterans or any of the other holidays you’re sure you know how to write until you sit down to write it.

Leader Cartoon: Porch Pirates

"Porch Pirates" cartoon by Bert Ring for the Burbank Leader.

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A Word, Please: 5 less-fun-but-very-useful grammar terms

As we saw recently in this column, some language terms are fun to learn. Squinting modifier. Dummy operator. Eggcorn. Larfs all around.

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