Usage Glossary . A list of potentially troublesome words. 1. A and An. Of course, use the article “a” when the word that follows begins with a consonant sound…including a sounded h: Astronauts flew a rocket to the moon. Have you ever ridden in a helicopter?
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A list of potentially troublesome words
Example: During the 1800s, the convicted murderers were hanged.
Hung should be used in all other cases.
Example: The doctor hung her diploma on a wall in her office.
An allusion is “an indirect reference.”
Use among to talk about groups or nonspecific nouns or people
He was the best among is teamates.