What is an Ellipsis and When Should You Use One?

What is an Ellipsis and When Should You Use One?

You may have used an ellipsis without being aware of what it is and its actual use in punctuation. For example, have you ever written a text or a sentence in your work-in-progress that just trails off? If so, you've used an ellipsis! In this article, we teach you how to use one properly.

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Why Passive Voice is Dangerous

Why Passive Voice is Dangerous

Passive voice can be dangerous, especially when it comes to how society views responsibility within a crime. We take a stand against passive voice once and for all.

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What Is Parallelism and Why Is It Important?

What Is Parallelism and Why Is It Important?

Parallelism is an excellent tool at every writer's disposal. Here's an in-depth look.

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What are Compound Words?

What are Compound Words?

Do you know the true definition of a compound word? Find out in this post.

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Write Without Adverbs

Write Without Adverbs

The correct use of adverbs can make your prose shine. Learn how to decide which adverbs to keep and which to eliminate.

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It vs. They: Corporate Showdown

It vs. They: Corporate Showdown

We’re taught how to address each other using proper pronouns and articles. But what about corporations? Are they people, requiring a more personal **you** or **they**? Or are they faceless entities, requiring an impersonal **it**?

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Avoiding He Said & She Said

Avoiding He Said & She Said

Do you really need to use "he said" and "she said" after every bit of dialogue? Actually, no. You have other options like not using a dialogue tag at all, or showing who’s talking by action outside dialogue. We examine the options in this article.

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Using Anastrophe and Hyperbaton

Using Anastrophe and Hyperbaton

If you’re like me, you love learning about literary devices and how to use them. I was in a literary forum recently where someone posted, "What’s the difference between Anastrophe and Hyperbaton?" Frankly, I had to look them up. If you're like me, this article is for you.

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Abbreviations: How & When to Use Them

Abbreviations: How & When to Use Them

Confused by abbreviations? This is your essential guide to getting them right.

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3 Surprising Grammatical Contradictions

3 Surprising Grammatical Contradictions

In the English language, rules are made to be broken. Here's a post for all the grammatical lawbreakers out there.

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