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Use of apostrophes in scientific writing

Generally, apostrophes indicate either two words that have been shortened into one word (e.g. isn’t) or indicate the relationship between two words (e.g. the boy’s ball).  Words containing apostrophes are very common in casual written English, like this blog post, a book or a letter to your friend, but apostrophes are not normally used in […]

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Using respectively correctly

Respectively is a very useful word in scientific writing; however, we see lots of examples of this word being used incorrectly. Here are some sentences which use the word “respectively” in the wrong way or where it is not needed at all. Can you identify what’s wrong with each one? Did you spot what’s wrong […]

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