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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 often see this word used incorrectly. Here are some sentences that use the word “respectively” in the wrong way. Can you identify what’s wrong with each sentence? Did you spot what’s wrong with each example? Let’s look at them in turn…. Use respectively to […]

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