In Defense of Passive Voice

In Defense of Passive Voice

Is passive voice always bad? Maybe not. Here are a few instances where you might want to use it.

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3 Commonly Misused Words (And How to Use Them Correctly)

3 Commonly Misused Words (And How to Use Them Correctly)

Hey, we all make mistakes. Here's how to correctly use some of the most commonly misused words.

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Prepositions. What’s the Deal?

Prepositions. What’s the Deal?

Stuck wondering what a prepositional phrase is? In this article, we teach you everything you need to know about prepositions.

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Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice

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.

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Know The Difference Between That and Which

Know The Difference Between That and Which

Have you been getting tripped up on how to use _that_ and _which_? We'll clear it up for you.

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Amazing Alliteration in Tongue Twisters

Amazing Alliteration in Tongue Twisters

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.

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7 Grammar Rules the Best Writers Break

7 Grammar Rules the Best Writers Break

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.

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Sentence Length

Sentence Length

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.

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10 Websites to Help Improve Your Grammar

10 Websites to Help Improve Your Grammar

Learning grammar doesn't have to be difficult! With these free tools, you'll be mastering your comma usage in no time.

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Me or I: Setting the Record Straight

Me or I: Setting the Record Straight

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.

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