Public Services and Procurement Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional Links


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.

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

delve into

Delve means to dig or to search, both literally and metaphorically. It is followed by the preposition into.

  • Ahmed delved into his briefcase and found his bus pass just in time.
  • Many people have begun delving into family history and genealogy.