Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.
Research & Writing
All Well and Good
If I had a dollar for every time he’s heard Good, thanks – and you? in response to How are you?, I’d be writing this from a villa in Tuscany. (Or not writing it all, just sipping Negronis on a deck-chair by the pool.) The grammatically correct response to how are you? is well, not good. Good traditionally refers to a moral, not a physical or mental, state. I’m good really ought to be confined to situations where you mean you are virtuous, good at something or well-behaved. (And not as a way of saying ‘no, thank you’ to an offer of food or drink.) Well is both an adjective and an adverb; good is only ever an adjective (or a noun), and therefore it can’t modify a verb. …
Tell Me What You Want to Do
Law Society of Saskatchewan Library
Tell Me What You Want to Do: “I know it can be done in Word (or Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote). I’ve done it before but I don’t remember how or where it is on the menu”, “I know it is there, but I don’t have time to look. I need to get this done now”, “The instructions say look for Picture Tools, look for format tab, and click…. Where is everything? Seriously…” If you have ever been in any of the above situations, read on. There is a great feature for you in Office 2016. “Tell me what you want to do” (also known as Tell Me Assistant) is a handy tool available in Microsoft Office 2016….