The Best Places to Find Free Grammar Help Online

The Best Places to Find Free Grammar Help Online

There are dozens of places to find free grammar help online. In this article, we take a look at ten of the best.

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What is the Best Salutation for an Email?

What is the Best Salutation for an Email?

How you open an email, especially to someone you don’t know, is your only chance to make a good first impression. In this article, we explain the best ways to start off a cold email.

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What’s Better: Yours Sincerely or Yours Faithfully?

What’s Better: Yours Sincerely or Yours Faithfully?

What's better? "Yours sincerely" or "yours faithfully"? It depends on which side of the pond you fall.

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Mr., Mrs., Ms., and Miss: Everything You Need to Know About Titles

Mr., Mrs., Ms., and Miss: Everything You Need to Know About Titles

When do you use Mr.? Mrs.? Miss? In this article, we break down how to use titles for men and women.

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How to use... The Grammar Check

How to use... The Grammar Check

The Grammar Check is similar to the grammar and spelling checkers that you have probably used in within your word processor. It highlights any word that’s not in our dictionary in case it’s misspelled. It also looks at the construction of the sentence to make sure that the structure, punctuation and tense are correct. But, in addition to these standard grammar checks, our team of copyeditors have been inputting thousands of specific checks that they have come across in their years of editing. Our goal over the next couple of years is to have a simple explanation associated with every grammar issue that the software picks up.

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Do You Italicize Book Titles?

Do You Italicize Book Titles?

Back in the day, people taught students to underline the titles of books, magazines, plays, songs, movies, and other titled works. Now, in most instances, you italicize book titles, songs, and other full-length works like movies. In this guide, we'll cover what to italicize and when.

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Are Your Adjectives Powerful?

Are Your Adjectives Powerful?

An adjective is a word that names an attribute of a noun. Some are strong and paint clear, specific pictures of the thing they are describing. Some are weak and vague and don’t tell us much. Let’s start with an example...

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Interjections: When to Use Them

Interjections: When to Use Them

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.

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Are You Using Apostrophes Correctly?

Are You Using Apostrophes Correctly?

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Take the Homonym/Homophone Challenge!

Take the Homonym/Homophone Challenge!

Hung up on homonyms? Learn the top five most common word confusions and how to be precise in your meaning.

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The Top 25 Oxymorons

The Top 25 Oxymorons

An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two words with contradictory meanings are placed side-by-side. Here's a list of 25 of our favorites.

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The Internet's Best List of Clichés

The Internet's Best List of Clichés

To cliché or not to cliché, that is the question. This comprehensive list of clichés will help you decide what to use or leave behind in your writing.

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New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

New ProWritingAid Feature: Edit Your Dictionary!

Want to edit the words in your ProWritingAid dictionary? Now you can! We'll show you how it works, where you can do it, and why it's a feature everyone's excited about.

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Dissecting the Trickiest Plurals in English

Dissecting the Trickiest Plurals in English

Are you getting these tricky English plurals wrong? In this post we cover plurals of all kinds, including regular, irregular, Latin, Greek, invariant, and more.

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What are Phonemes, Graphemes, and Digraphs?

What are Phonemes, Graphemes, and Digraphs?

Each sound that you hear in a word is a Phoneme. It’s the smallest unit of sound that makes up a complete word. This is not to be confused with the letter itself; Phonemes are only the sounds made. There are 44 Phonemes in the English language, consisting of 24 consonant sounds and 20 vowel sounds. Think of the different combinations of consonants and vowels (like “ch” or “ea”) that make unique sounds.

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