Nothing makes a reader lose faith in a writer faster than a grammar error! The ProWritingAid Editing Tool is one of the world’s best grammar-checkers, but it also looks at elements of style and structure that help you make your writing as strong and clear as possible. Here's a quick guide to how it works.
There are dozens of places to find free grammar help online. In this article, we take a look at ten of the best.
Zoinks! Humbug! Bada bing! Ruh-roh! Holy Hole in a Doughnut, Batman! An interjection is like a word bomb used to get someone's attention. In this piece, we examine what interjections are and when to use them.
If you’ve ever wondered when it’s appropriate to use a semi-colon, you’re not alone. Let's break down how to use this tricky punctuation mark.
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.
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.
You can't use a screwdriver to hammer a nail. Likewise, you can't use a semicolon to introduce a list. Here's how to use your grammatical tools the right way.
Apostrophes are like weeds. Sometimes they crop up in the most unexpected places. How do you know when and where to use an apostrophe? In this article, we set the record straight.
Exclamation points punctuate the end of a sentence meant to display admiration or express excitement, astonishment, or some other strong emotion. Some people go mad with their exclamation marks!!! (See what we did there?) In this article, we discuss when, and when not, to use this pesky punctuation.
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.
To, too, two. We teach you how to decide which of these pesky little words to use in specific situations.
"Then" and "than" are two pesky words that sound alike but have very different meanings. We explore when to use each term.
Imagine a kindly, bespectacled woman with fresh, minty breath hovering over your shoulder as you pour words out on the screen. Her critical task is to help you make every word choice the best and to guide you to clearer, more concise sentences. She has your literary best interests at heart.
Contractions. Possessives. When do you use an apostrophe? Follow these rules on *it’s* versus *its* and self-edit with confidence.
Characters in books give us insight into the human condition. We learn how people behave and what’s in human nature from our favorite characters in books and on the big screen. Orson Scott Card says out of the multiple ways to get to know someone, the most powerful and the ones that make the strongest impression are: - What your character does - What his or her motives are - What they’ve done in the past Let’s look at these and a few other ways of getting to know your characters.