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What Are Common Nouns and When to Use Them

What Are Common Nouns and When to Use Them

Wondering about common nouns and how to use them? In this article, we break down what common nouns are, when to use them, and share meaning and examples.

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 Making Words Possessive with "S"

Making Words Possessive with "S"

How do you create the possessive form of a word that ends with "s"? Discover the rules for this creating possesstives with "s" in this article.

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Former or Latter: Which Do You Use and When?

Former or Latter: Which Do You Use and When?

What's the difference between former and latter? Learn how to use former and latter correctly in this article.

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Alliteration: Definition and How to Use It to Improve Your Writing

Alliteration: Definition and How to Use It to Improve Your Writing

Alliteration is a literary device using multiple words that start with the same sound in order to create a pleasant ring in the reader's mind. In this article, we break down how to use alliteration in your writing.

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Whom or Who: Which Is the Right One to Use and When?

Whom or Who: Which Is the Right One to Use and When?

What's the difference between "who" and "whom"? In this article we explain when to use each term.

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What Is the 'Singular They' and Why Should I Use It?

What Is the 'Singular They' and Why Should I Use It?

Until relatively recently, English grammarians asserted you use *he* as the gender-neutral pronoun with any antecedent. But things are changing? We explore how to use the singular "they" in this article.

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Then vs. Than: Learn When to Use Which

Then vs. Than: Learn When to Use Which

"Than" and "then" are two words that sound alike but have different meanings and uses. In this article, learn how to use "than" versus "then" correctly.

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Adjectives Starting With Letter A: The Full List

Adjectives Starting With Letter A: The Full List

Let's take a look at some of the astounding adjectives in the English language that start with an A.

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The Ultimate List of Positive Adjectives

The Ultimate List of Positive Adjectives

Looking for a new positive adjective to use in your descriptive writing? This list contains hundreds of positive adjectives you can use.

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En Dash: The Complete Guide

En Dash: The Complete Guide

An en dash is a punctuation mark used to indicate a range of numbers or span of time. In this article, we break down how to use an en dash in your writing.

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Affect vs. Effect: What's the Difference?

Affect vs. Effect: What's the Difference?

It's easy to confuse affect and effect. Affect is usually a verb, meaning to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, meaning the result of a change. Learn more in this article.

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i.e. vs. e.g.: Which to use and when you should use them

i.e. vs. e.g.: Which to use and when you should use them

I.e. vs. e.g.—what's the difference? E.g. stands for exempli gratia and means “for example.” I.e. is the abbreviation for id est and means “in other words.” Learn how to use each term correctly.

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Em Dash vs En Dash: Complete Guide

Em Dash vs En Dash: Complete Guide

An em dash is a versatile punctuation mark used to take the place of parentheses, colons, or comma. An en dash is typically used to show a range. In this article, we explain the difference between em dashes and en dashes so that you can write with confidence.

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The Ultimate List of Negative Adjectives

The Ultimate List of Negative Adjectives

Negative adjectives are useful for describing unpleasant people and things. In this article, you'll find hundreds of negative adjectives you can use.

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Em Dash: When and How to Use It Correctly

Em Dash: When and How to Use It Correctly

Use an em dash to set off parenthetical information. In this article, we explain what an em dash is and how to use it.

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