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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

Writing Tips

Writing Tips contains concise observations on and examples of English grammar, usage and style problems encountered daily by writers. Writing Tips explains modern-day Canadian usage in a straightforward and uncluttered manner. The examples used to illustrate these language problems reflect Canadian society, past and present.

Linguistic recommendations and reminders

Linguistic recommendations and reminders are now in Writing Tips.

Linguistic recommendations

The linguistic recommendations propose solutions to contentious language issues. They help standardize elements such as vocabulary, spelling and usage in texts produced by the Government of Canada.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index above and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

Note: Writing Tips is available in English only. However, a similar writing tool, Clefs du français pratique, is available in French.