5 common grammar pitfalls

Watch your verbal footing—with help from the AP Stylebook.

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But we’re all human, so mistakes can certainly occur, especially in this digital age, when it seems our keyboards are moving faster than the news cycles. The race to quickly publish is heated, but before it’s distributed, writing needs thorough proofreading. After all, content is currency in public relations, and any grammar flops can disgrace circulated content almost faster than pushing it live.

The Associated Press Stylebook is a right-hand guide for all writers and answers many questions about proper prose. Following are some common writing pitfalls, along with the AP Stylebook’s rules to help keep them straight.

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