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Articles by Hannah Yang

Hannah is a speculative fiction writer who loves all things strange and surreal. She holds a BA from Yale University and lives in Colorado. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her painting watercolors, playing her ukulele, or hiking in the Rockies. Follow her work on hannahyang.com or on Twitter at @hannahxyang.

With Regards To vs With Regard To: Which Is Correct?

With Regards To vs With Regard To: Which Is Correct?

The correct phrase is "with regard to," with the singular noun "regard." "With regards to" is a misspelling. Learn how to use this phrase correctly in your writing.

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Resorption vs. Reabsorption: What’s the Difference?

Resorption vs. Reabsorption: What’s the Difference?

Reabsorption refers to the process of absorbing something again, while resorption refers to the process of losing substance. Learn how to remember the difference between resorption vs. reabsorption.

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Independent vs Dependent Variables

Independent vs Dependent Variables

You can think of the independent variable as the factor you manipulate, and the dependent variable as the factor you measure. Learn more about these important scientific terms and how to use them in your writing.

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Was vs Were: What’s the Difference?

Was vs Were: What’s the Difference?

If you want your writing to be clear and effective, you need to conjugate your verbs correctly. Learn how to conjugate the infinitive verb "to be" to was vs were.

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Allude vs. Elude: What’s the Difference?

Allude vs. Elude: What’s the Difference?

Allude means “to make an indirect reference,” while elude means “to cleverly escape.” Learn how to use these two words in your writing.

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Organisation vs. Organization: What’s the Difference?

Organisation vs. Organization: What’s the Difference?

"Organization" is the only correct spelling of this word in American English, while both "organization" and "organisation" are acceptable in British English. Learn all you need to know about organisation vs. organization in this article.

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What Is a Red Herring? Definition and Meaning

What Is a Red Herring? Definition and Meaning

What is a red herring? The term refers to a false clue that distracts the reader from what really matters. Learn more about what a red herring means and how to use the device in your writing.

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Wont vs. Won’t: What’s the Difference?

Wont vs. Won’t: What’s the Difference?

“Won’t” with an apostrophe is a shortened form of the words “will not,” while “wont” without an apostrophe means “accustomed” or “a habit.” Learn whether to use wont or won’t in your writing.

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Acknowledgement: Definition, Meaning, and Examples

Acknowledgement: Definition, Meaning, and Examples

Acknowledgement means “a statement or action which recognizes that something is true.” Learn how to use this word in your writing.

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Grammar Skills: 10 Tips to Improve

Grammar Skills: 10 Tips to Improve

Proper grammar helps you communicate your thoughts clearly and effectively. Learn how to improve your English grammar skills.

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Cancelled vs Canceled: Which Is Correct?

Cancelled vs Canceled: Which Is Correct?

Canceled is standard in American English, while cancelled is standard in British English. Learn how to spell this word correctly.

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10 Best Mystery Characters

10 Best Mystery Characters

Some mystery characters are so memorable that they’ve become a part of our cultural canon. Take a look at our top ten favorites.

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30 Best Detective Books of All Time

30 Best Detective Books of All Time

Detective stories are a uniquely thrilling genre. Here are our top 30 favorite detective books.

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How Many Letters Are in the Alphabet?

How Many Letters Are in the Alphabet?

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. Read on to learn about the alphabets of widely spoken languages worldwide and the number of letters they include.

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How to Write a Reminder Email (With Samples)

How to Write a Reminder Email (With Samples)

If someone you’re working with hasn’t responded to you in a timely way, you might be wondering if it’s time to send them a polite reminder email. Here's how to write a reminder in a professional and effective way.

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