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Is it alot or a lot? Should I use further or farther? What about i.e. vs. e.g.? Or it’s vs. its vs. its’? And lay vs. lie? That’s just impossible.

This episode offers answers to each of those questions, but its central theme is: when you’re writing and editing, know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it! (And if you have a particular grammatical blind spot, take a few minutes to figure out the right answer.)

I reference “‘Elected to lead, not to proofread’: Typos, spelling mistakes are commonplace in Trump’s White House” and Grammar Girl’s always helpful “Lay Versus Lie.”

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