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Does Grammar Include Punctuation?

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Does Grammar Include Punctuation?

Grammar and punctuation are sometimes used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. Grammar refers...

Punctuation Tips: Semicolons

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Punctuation Tips: Semicolons

Semicolons can be tricky to use, especially if you’re unfamiliar with their rules. Besides using...

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The 10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes

Whether you’re learning English online or in person, you’ve likely experienced trouble with grammar at...

Five Poetry Writing Competitions in 2023

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Five Poetry Writing Competitions in 2023

Fancy yourself a poet? You might be interested in one of the many exciting poetry...

 Simple Grammar: What Do We Mean by “Parenthesis”?

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 Simple Grammar: What Do We Mean by “Parenthesis”?

A parenthesis is a word, phrase, or clause that interrupts the text to offer an...

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 How to Write a Perfect Analytical Paragraph

If you are looking up how to write an analytical paragraph, you are most likely...

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The Upside Down Question Mark – Explained

Did you know that all languages have different punctuation systems? For example, some languages, such...

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A Complete Guide to Apostrophes and Names

The apostrophe symbol (‘) is a handy bit of punctuation that’s used to make a...

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How to Develop Your Media Literacy

Quality writing includes citing sources correctly and avoiding bias or plagiarism. Unfortunately, this isn’t always...

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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...

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A Guide to Contractions in English Grammar

In the English language, contractions are two words combined into one. To make speech easier...

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How to Use WordTune Effectively

With so many AI writing tools available on the market, such as Quillbot and Hemingway...

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The Four Types of Research Paradigms: A Comprehensive Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn all about the four research paradigms and how to choose...

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How to Cite an Appendix in Harvard Referencing

You’ve got your hands on some highly useful – yet non-essential – information that provides...

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How to Punctuate Bullet Points Correctly

Bullet points are wonderful. They can help with concision, getting points across, and the organization...

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50 Persuasive Essay Topics to Help You Ace Your Next Assignment

Welcome to your ultimate guide to persuasive essay topics!  In this post, we’ll provide a...

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A Guide to Using Humor Effectively

Incorporating humor into writing is one of the most difficult skills a writer can master....

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