How to Use the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

How to Use the ProWritingAid Sentence Structure Report

Our new Sentence Structure report analyzes how you start each sentence in your text and compares your usage of different sentence structures to published texts in your genre. Here's how to use it.

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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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Pitch Slapped: How to Properly Pitch Publications

Pitch Slapped: How to Properly Pitch Publications

As writers, we want our words in front of as many eyes as possible. This requires pitching publications and growing our bylines. So let’s look at a few ways to pitch without causing the publication to delete your request.

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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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Is This the Right Way to Use a Semicolon? And Other Punctuational Concerns

Is This the Right Way to Use a Semicolon? And Other Punctuational Concerns

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.

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Is it “Mambo No. 5” or “Mambo No. Five”?

Is it “Mambo No. 5” or “Mambo No. Five”?

On the surface, writing with numbers is a simple rule: *write out numbers between zero and nine*. However — as it is with all grammar — as you dig, the layers get complicated.

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Apostrophes: Everything You Need to Know

Apostrophes: Everything You Need to Know

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.

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Why be Perpendicular When You Can be Parallel?

Why be Perpendicular When You Can be Parallel?

Parallel structure is a vital tool for all writers. When structure is parallel, the reader’s flow is uninterrupted. When structure is perpendicular, the reader is thrown off and the content weakened. Learn how to keep your structure straight.

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Improving Your Proofreading Skills

Improving Your Proofreading Skills

Proofreading getting you down? These tips will help ensure you never miss a thing.

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