Are you confused by 'compliment' and 'complement'? Don't get caught out by these homophones. Find out which one you need to use in your writing.
Learning grammar doesn't have to be difficult! With these free tools, you'll be mastering your comma usage in no time.
Getting your class to write consistently in the same verb tense can be a challenge. Find out why they're getting it wrong and learn simple tips to use in your classroom.
Revising and editing is an important part of English class, but it's often hard to teach in a fun way. Here are some engaging strategies for teaching revising and editing.
Idioms can be difficult but when used properly, they are a powerful and fun literary device. Find out everything you need to know about idioms.
There are dozens of places to find free grammar help online. In this article, we take a look at ten of the best.
What writing rules do you like to break? What writing rules do you always follow? How important are grammar rules when it comes to good writing?
Grammar and writing rules are important, but following them isn't the ultimate goal. Clear and compelling writing is. And sometimes, you need to ignore the writing rules in order to make your point.
One of the biggest problems that creative people face is how to take their imagined ideas and communicate them clearly and effectively in writing. I dread to think how many incredible adventures, concepts, and viewpoints are locked up in the brains of people who struggle with the technical elements of writing. The part of the brain that we use for imaginative thinking is quite different from the part that actually crafts the sentences. And the quickest way to lose a reader’s confidence—even if your ideas are water-tight—is to present them with clumsy, awkward, error-filled writing.
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.
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...
We've just made an exciting new development to our grammar checking software: the accept and move on function.
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.
Hung up on homonyms? Learn the top five most common word confusions and how to be precise in your meaning.