The basic rule for articles in English is that you use “a” for words that begin with consonants and “an” for words that begin with vowels. However, if you are talking about abbreviations, especially in science papers, this basic rule doesn’t work.
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Since Donald Trump has become president, there have been many protests across the USA. In normal English, the term "since" can mean "because" or a period of time after an event. Both uses are fine. However, in the above sentence, the meaning of the author is not clear. Does the author mean the protests happened… Continue reading Since or Because?
Consider the following sentence: We fed the puppies, Bobbles, and Fluffy. In English, for lists of more than three items, the items are separated by commas, that is, all except for the last item, which must be separated by the word "and." The "and" signals that this is the end of the list. However, is… Continue reading The Oxford Comma
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