Write for Business - Blog

UpWrite Press understands the importance of writing skills in business: We're business people just like you. On this blog you'll find tips to improve your writing, along with topics of interest to our staff.

Featured Product

Write for Work

Our newest book Write for Work, a practical guide to writing and communicating in the workplace. This 8½ x 11 inch work-text is designed specifically to teach writing, grammar, and communication as it applies to the workplace.

Subscribe to the Blog

Add to Google Add to My Yahoo!

Subscribe to eTips

eTips includes the best information for effective business writing, along with helpful advice and updates on evolving communication practices.

Stay Connected

Categories

Tag Cloud

Recent Posts

Archives

    Spelling Rules: y as the Last Letter

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    If a word ends in a y preceded by a consonant, change the y to i before adding any suffix, unless the suffix is ing.

    worry worrisome worrying
    study studious studying
    lazy laziness  
    try tried trying

    If a word ends in a y preceded by a vowel, form the plural by simply adding an s.

    key keys
    day days
    play plays

    For more business-writing tips, browse our blog or use the search box atop the page. Or purchase our handy Proofreader's Guide ebook or Write for Business handbook.