37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (1)

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37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCKWhen it comes to blogging for business, few things are more important than nailing the voice of your brand and bringing it to your ideal client. Few things other than grammar, that is. Whether you are a copywriter or a fiction writer, controlling the English language is of the utmost importance. For your reading pleasure, I have assembled 37 grammar rules/misused words—or common mistakes that virtually all of us make at some point or another.

1. Who/whom

To be precise, “who” is a nominative pronoun, while “whom” is an objective pronoun. In all practical considerations, though, that’s not a helpful definition. A good way to tell if you’re using the right one is to correlate “who” with “he/she” and “whom” with “her/him.” If the pronoun “he/she” works, “who” is the right choice. If it’s “her/him,” then it’s “whom.” See the examples:

“Who likes apples?” “He likes apples.”

“With whom does…

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