Compliment vs Complement: What is the Difference?

Compliment vs Complement: What is the Difference?

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.

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The 10 Best Websites to Improve Your English Grammar and Writing Skills

The 10 Best Websites to Improve Your English Grammar and Writing Skills

Learning grammar doesn't have to be difficult! With these free tools, you'll be mastering your comma usage in no time.

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Common Problems with Writing Verb Tenses

Common Problems with Writing Verb Tenses

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.

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Engaging Strategies for Teaching Revising and Editing

Engaging Strategies for Teaching Revising and Editing

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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Idioms

Everything You Need to Know About Idioms

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.

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10 Places to Find Free Grammar Help Online

10 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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a case for lowercase

a case for lowercase

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?

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Challenge Winners: Breaking the Rules (or Not)

Challenge Winners: Breaking the Rules (or Not)

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.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing

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.

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Should Book Titles Be Italicized or Underlined?

Should Book Titles Be Italicized or Underlined?

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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New Feature Alert: Accept and Move On to the Next Suggestion

New Feature Alert: Accept and Move On to the Next Suggestion

We've just made an exciting new development to our grammar checking software: the accept and move on function.

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What is an interjection? And when should you use one in your writing?

What is an interjection? And when should you use one in your writing?

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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What is an Apostrophe? And When Should You Use One?

What is an Apostrophe? And When Should You Use One?

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Most Common Mistakes with Homonyms and Homophones

Most Common Mistakes with Homonyms and Homophones

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

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