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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.

legion, Legion

When referring to such organizations as the Royal Canadian Legion, Royal British Legion or American Legion, use an upper case L in legion.

  • Henri was a proud Legion member who sold poppies each November.

Otherwise, use lower case.

  • Every summer, legions (hordes) of tourists visit Niagara Falls.