7 Ways to Be a Better Employee: How to Get More Raises and Promotions

7 Ways to Be a Better Employee: How to Get More Raises and Promotions

If you work for forty years, you’ll spend over 10,000 days of your life at work. Since this is such a large part of your life, you might as well do your best while you’re there. By striving to become the best employee you can be, you’ll earn many rewards, including: Raises and promotions, a more stable career, better work relationships, better self-esteem.

He Said, She Said: Grammar and Options in Dialogue

He Said, She Said: Grammar and Options in Dialogue

We all have habits, things we do repeatedly and automatically, usually without thinking. We buy the same clothes in the same colors. We order the same dish at a restaurant. We watch the same TV programs. Writers have habits too. Dedicating time to write each day is a good habit. Reading great works of literature is a good habit. But unthinking overuse of certain words is a bad habit. This lack of creativity often shows up as repetitive “dialogue tags” (verbs that indicate who is speaking)—usually the word “said.”

Its or It’s: Grammar Explained by an Expert

Its or It’s: Grammar Explained by an Expert

If you’re not sure you know the difference between “it’s” and “its” you have plenty of company. After all, they’re nearly identical and sound exactly the same—just like “your” and “you’re,” two other...