Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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dms726

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June 17, 2009

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Someone else’s

  • June 17, 2009, 2:47pm

One small note: "passerby" and "passersby" do not have hyphens (according to Webster's dictionary)

As of

  • June 17, 2009, 2:44pm

According to Webster's Dictionary, "as of" is a preposition "used to indicate a time or date at which something begins or ends"; "takes effect as of July 1" is the example given.

Matt, I am not sure I have ever heard "as at" used in the manner you describe.

Plural of “insurance”?

  • June 17, 2009, 2:35pm

Insurance is indeed noncountable, but "insurances" is being used in the provided example ("we accept all major insurances") to indicate different companies rather than a plural of "insurance" (a more correct wording might be "we accept insurance from all major insurance companies," but that gets rather cumbersome). When speaking of multiples of insurance, one correct way to refer to them would be "We have several types of insurance, including health, fire, auto, and boat."