The UVic Writer's Guide

Choosing and Using Words

Using the right word requires that you know your audience as well as what words mean and how they're spelled. This sections offers advice on how to choose and use the right word for the right occasion.


A Dictionary of Usage

Your guide to troublesome words and phrases that frequently result in the deduction of marks.

Gender Inclusive Language


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