Let’s discuss English grammar in detail.

The phrase “in detail” is surprisingly often misused. If we look at the phrase in the title above writers will very often write “in details” rather than “in detail”, and we regularly see “in details” appearing in similar phrases in …Continue Reading

Collective nouns

Further to our previous post about the collective noun “staff”, this post explores the grammatical conventions relating to collective nouns more generally. As a reminder, collective nouns are nouns that refer to a group of some sort – like team, …Continue Reading

Staff or staffs?

This is the first of a regular series of posts that will explore aspects of academic writing, including grammar, presentation and style. We hope these insights and advice will prove useful for anyone involved in writing for academic purposes. Continue reading