What should you never end a sentence with? And what shouldn’t you begin one with? If you want to truly succeed as a writer, you can’t use contractions, right?
According to many English teachers and grammars sticklers, I just broke about four rules in three sentences. You probably learned at least a few of these in school but then went about your merry way in life, breaking all of them.
Here’s the thing, though. The “rules” about ending a sentence with a preposition, beginning one with a coordinating conjunction, splitting infinitives, and eliminating contractions aren’t actual rules. At best, they’re conventions.
Microsoft Word can be quirky and temperamental. At times, you might be convinced it’s drunk or even possessed. But despite all that, it’s still considered the best general software for word processing and editing.
Individuals might choose to work in another format like Google Docs or InCopy, but Word is the industry standard for publishing.
So, if you plan to do anything connected to the publishing industry, it would be a good idea to get a basic understanding of how to get the most out of Word.
Rebecca has a passion for helping you fill the world with great literature and making sure said literature doesn't get passed over for the lack of a little editing.