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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.

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


The final e in a word is generally dropped before adding the suffix -able. However, when a word ends in -ee, both e’s are retained, as in agreeable.

  • If all parties are agreeable, the project will begin next month.
  • Swimming is agreeable in this hot, sticky weather.
  • Heavy metal music is not agreeable to my ear.
  • Henri’s suggestion to implement a recycling program at work was agreeable to all.