Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • A friend of mine asked recently why the word “Internet” is capitalized? Here’s a good, succinct answer from Grammar Girl: “Is the Internet one specific place or is it a collection of things? Most language experts including the Associated Press and the editors of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Yahoo Style Guide, believe the Internet is one big specific network that people visit, so they recommend capitalizing the word ‘Internet.’”
  • The word “like” should never be used in front of a clause. It’s incorrect to say, “It looks like it will rain.” Instead, say, “It looks as if it will rain.”

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