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Administrative Professional Today

Problem: Writers tend to either overuse dashes or avoid them.

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Problem: Whether to use singular or plural verbs and pronouns with collective nouns that represent a group, such as “board,” “jury” and “staff.”

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Your title may not carry much authority, but you have all the tools you need to persuade others to do what you want.

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Problem: Writers who never studied Latin often mix up the abbreviations i.e. and e.g.

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The basic information required for noting sources hasn’t changed since you wrote a high school term paper, but the wealth of information available in electronic formats continues to add new twists.

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Saint Augustine postulated that the human mind is made up of little chambers that will hold whatever is directed into them.  Fill those images with success, you become successful; fill them with regret, you will fail and become bitter. This is true of organizations as well. Here’s how one admin put that idea into practice while working for New York City’s government.

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If you’re a “hyperhelper” or “give-aholic,” ask yourself these questions, suggested by a psychologist, when someone asks you to do something:

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Problem: A case of “dangling modifier”: when the subject of your sentence doesn’t agree with the description that precedes it.

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Stress may be inevitable, and it can be a positive force. But your ability to keep from burning out is important not just for your productivity in the office but your physical health, as well.

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Problem: “I know to use the article ‘an’ before a vowel,” writes Penny Perkins, Dayton, Ohio. “Do you use ‘an’ before a silent ‘h,’ as in ‘an honor student?’”

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