Hey, we all make mistakes. Here's how to correctly use some of the most commonly misused words.Read More »
What is the passive voice, anyways? As writers, we know that the passive voice is bad. But why? And if it is so bad, how do we fix it?
We take a look at what the passive voice is and a new feature to fix it in ProWritingAid.Read More »
Tongue twisters are a great way to illustrate the idea of alliteration. In fact, the term "tongue twister" is a great example of alliteration in itself!
We've created a practice sheet of some of our favorite alliterative tongue twisters.Read More »
In life, writers must obey a single rule: write for your audience. If you’re writing fiction, your dialogue must be natural. So you write in conversational English, which is less than grammatical at times. And if you’re writing for academia or other stuffy audiences, your prose must be formal.
If you’ve learned the many rules of English usage and are adept at wielding them properly, feel free to break these seven rules now and then.Read More »
The writer’s job is to cater to the reader. A plethora of long sentences will have the reader nodding off. In similar fashion a stream of short sentences will increase the pace of a passage rushing the reader through the action.
The secret? Use varied sentence length. Read on to find out what your sentences can do.Read More »
When to use “me” instead of “I” is an important rule to learn. Selecting the wrong pronoun will ruin your writing and turn readers against you. Unlike “who” vs. “whom”, learning when to use “me” or “I” is very easy to learn.Read More »
Defining possessive nouns is tricky. There are several unique rules that can confuse even the most seasoned writer.Read More »
The apostrophe, when used correctly, can add clarity to a piece of writing. But when misused, the results can be confusing. We take a look at getting it right.Read More »
People sometimes think they can use "home in on" and "hone in on" interchangeably, but the truth is much more gray. Let’s look at when to use each.Read More »
Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.Read More »
Pleonasms are common in speech but should be avoided at all costs. Do you have what it takes to diagnose and eliminate them from your writing?Read More »
Who among us hasn't made an embarrassing spelling mistake in an important e-mail or business document?Read More »
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