between you and me
People sometimes use the incorrect expression between you and I. Because the pronouns are objects of the preposition between, the objective form of the personal pronoun (me) must be used. (See also case.)
Between you and
I (me), John should party less and study more.
bias / prejudice
Both words suggest a preconceived opinion about someone or something. However, prejudice usually means a negative opinion not based on facts, whereas bias may connote either a positive or a negative feeling.
His prejudice against women should have disqualified him from the Supreme Court. [Because prejudice usually has a negative meaning, against is the appropriate preposition to use.]
I am biased toward the Democratic platform; its principles parallel my own. [Bias can be used with against, toward, or in favor of, depending on the meaning.]
A bibliography is a section at the end of a paper or a book that lists all the works (books, articles, letters, and other sources) that the author consulted. (See also the Research Paper.)
Occasionally, directly quoting a long passage or several lines of a poem is the best way to illustrate or support a point. Use quotations sparingly, however. Before including a quotation, consider whether paraphrasing or summarizing would work just as well.
When you use a long quotation, set it off from the rest of the text by indenting it (hence the name block quotation). Do not add quotation marks at the beginning or end. Reproduce all internal punctuation marks as they appear in the original. (For formats in MLA, APA, and CMS style, see the Research Paper. See also quotations, brackets, and ellipsis points.)
Integrate quotations smoothly into the text; their purpose should be clear to the reader. A block quotation is usually introduced by a colon unless the context requires different punctuation or none at all.
both . . . and
The construction both . . . and is a correlative conjunction that requires grammatical and logical balance.
All the houses that we looked at were both too expensive and too large.
Grammatically, both and and should be followed by the same constructions . Logically, they should be followed by similar ideas.
Children believe both
that (in) Santa Claus is-real and in monsters.
The connective phrase as well as should not replace and.
The students need both time to study
as well as (and) time to play.
(See also parallel structure.)