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National Grammar Day: What Is Grammar?

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National Grammar Day: What Is Grammar?

Happy National Grammar Day! What? You didn’t realize that March 4th is National Grammar Day? That’s okay. We’ve got you a gift anyway: this explanation of what grammar is. We’ll also look at the difference between “descriptive” and “prescriptive” grammar, and the benefits of proofreading. What Is Grammar? The word...

Grammar and Style Tips in Microsoft Word

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Grammar and Style Tips in Microsoft Word

...the When correcting grammar and spelling in Word section Click Settings to open the list of grammar and style options Accessing the proofing options. Here, you will find options related to the following: Grammar and punctuation (e.g., subject–verb agreement, comma splices) Clarity and concision (e.g., use of passive voice, wordiness)...

Is Spelling a Part of Grammar? A Guide to Understanding the Differences

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Is Spelling a Part of Grammar? A Guide to Understanding the Differences

...they differ, and what you can do to improve your skills. What Is Grammar? Grammar is the term used to describe: ●  Different forms that words can take ●  How words are arranged to make a sentence that accurately conveys your meaning This means that grammar is relevant to both...

How to Check Your Grammar Online for Free

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How to Check Your Grammar Online for Free

...But if you have to pay to use them for every little email or correspondence, the cost can quickly add up. Luckily, there are free alternatives. Read on to learn about some of them. Grammarly As one of the most popular grammar checkers, Grammarly uses an AI-based text checker to...

Why Grammar Is Important!

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Why Grammar Is Important!

You’re probably aware that grammar is important. But some could argue that grammar is the most important part of writing. Read on to learn the five components of grammar and why proper grammar is so crucial. 1.   Punctuation Yes, punctuation – while it can be considered its own category...

3 Ways to Celebrate National Grammar Day

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3 Ways to Celebrate National Grammar Day

For proofreaders, every day is “Grammar Day.” But for everyone else, National Grammar Day is March 4. So how should you celebrate this pedantic date? We have a few suggestions… 1. Dress Up as a Famous Grammarian We’ve inherited a few bogus grammar rules from days gone by, often thanks...

Formal vs. Informal English (Why and When Grammar Matters)

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Formal vs. Informal English (Why and When Grammar Matters)

...and grammar. This is far more common in writing than speech, especially academic writing and in professional settings. In this kind of English, it’s typical to: Use conventional grammar and spelling Avoid contractions (e.g., “don’t” or “should’ve”) and slang Use academic or technical language Use complete sentences, as well as...

Do Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Matter on Social Media?

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Do Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Matter on Social Media?

The internet has not been kind to spelling, grammar, and punctuation. On social media, for instance, it may seem like nobody cares about standard English. But should they? Do spelling, grammar and punctuation even matter on social media? Or is it a linguistic Wild West out there? In this post,...

What Are Articles? A Simple Grammar Guide

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What Are Articles? A Simple Grammar Guide

English grammar can be tricky for many learners. Let’s say you have this sentence: “I need to buy ___ envelope for my wife’s birthday card.” What word do you think should go in the blank? If you chose an, you’re right! But why is an the correct word? Why can’t...

Grammar Myths: Split Infinitives and More!

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Grammar Myths: Split Infinitives and More!

As proofreaders, we’re obviously keen on good spelling and grammar. However, since we like to get invited to parties sometimes, we try to avoid being too pedantic when possible. Not all pedants are quite so chilled out, though, so you might want to keep an ear out for these grammar...

Grammar Tips: “Didn’t” vs “Haven’t”

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Grammar Tips: “Didn’t” vs “Haven’t”

...Carly this week? No, I haven’t. Getting your grammar perfect isn’t easy, even for native English speakers. But we’re here to help! We offer a proofreading and editing service that gives you access to expert editors. They’ll review your writing to make sure it’s 100% free of errors in grammar,...

Grammar Tips: What Is a Clause?

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Grammar Tips: What Is a Clause?

...Grammar Hopefully, this post has clarified what clauses are. But if you want to be sure your writing is always the best it can be, why not get in touch with the grammar experts at Proofed? Sign up for a free trial today to find out more. 70677 70731 70785...

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