Julia L. McMillan

  1. Identifying and Addressing Unclear Pronouns & Antecedents

    What are pronouns and antecedents? A pronoun is any word that stands in for a previously stated noun, and an antecedent is whatever noun a certain pronoun represents. Using pronouns helps make writing less wordy and repetitive, improving style and expressing the same ideas in fewer words. For example, a piece about “George Washington,” the first president of the United...

    Published on Dec 05th 2014

  2. Parentheses

    Parentheses (also called brackets in British English) are a punctuation mark used to contain text that is not part of the main sentence, but that is too important to either leave out entirely or to put in a footnote or an endnote. Since there are many reasons to use parentheses, be sure that the function of parentheses is always made clear to...

    Published on Aug 27th 2017