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  • Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    English Grammar: Types of Nouns

    by L Sarhan3

  • The English language is full of words that sound alike but are written differently, or are spelled alike but pronounced differently, and which make you look silly when you mix them up. This article discusses why we shouldn't try to peak someone's interest, wet someone's appetite, say "Here comes the Calvary," drink expresso, or use affect as a noun outside of clinical psychology.

    You’re Saying it Wrong:  Five Commonly Misspoken (and Misspelled) Words and Phrases

    You’re Saying it Wrong: Five Commonly Misspoken (and Misspelled) Words and Phrases

    by Jeff Berndt20

  • A pun is a play on words designed to tickle and tease. But what's a paranomasia, and why should you care? Find out by reading the whole article.

    How Puns Work as a Play on Words

    How Puns Work as a Play on Words

    by JohnMello9

  • What's the secret behind writing crisp, clear, concise sentences? It's a lot easier than you think if you approach it in the right way.

    How to Write a Sentence Correctly

    How to Write a Sentence Correctly

    by JohnMello19

  • Use these tips and tools for perfecting your editing and polishing your work. Learn how to proofread so your writing shines.

    How to Proofread Like a Pro

    How to Proofread Like a Pro

    by Melanie Palen4

  • I discovered that no one else seemed to use some of the words our family used. Thinking that they must be related to my ancestors I wondered if this might happen to other people, too.

    Are They Cornish Words?

    Are They Cornish Words?

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan26

  • Writing and editing require knowledge of correct spelling and word use, in order to be truly effective. If you don't know the difference between peek, peak, and pique, you may lead your readers down a wrong path.

    Choose the Right Word: Peek, Peak, or Pique

    Choose the Right Word: Peek, Peak, or Pique

    by Aficionada5

  • In this article we answer the question "what is the grammatical function of a pronoun?" And we also take a detailed look at all the grammatical functions of pronouns.

    Grammatical Functions of Pronouns

    Grammatical Functions of Pronouns

    by myvenn10

  • This is a comprehensive lesson on what a sentence is and the various types of sentences that we have in the English language.

    Types of Sentences

    Types of Sentences

    by myvenn0

  • The incorrect usage of the ellipsis drives your reader away. It's irritating and frustrating to those who understand the purpose of ellipses. Best not to use it if you wish to retain your credibility.

    Ellipsis: Meaning, Correct Use, and Losing Your Readers

    Ellipsis: Meaning, Correct Use, and Losing Your Readers

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • At some point in your life ... you did know the difference. ThePioneerWoman.com Let me begin this hub by stating a fact ... I am not an english major or an expert on the language. Let me also state another fact ... you don't have to be an expert to...

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound.  Different Meaning

    You're VS. Your : Same Sound. Different Meaning

    by Fortadam5

  • The English language isn't always the easiest. In fact, there are some troublesome words that tend to haunt many people especially writers. Here are 34 that are commonly confused.

    34 Words Authors Get Confused

    34 Words Authors Get Confused

    by Rebecca Graf11

  • Knowing how to use hyphens can be a challenge and often requires a little extra thought, even for the seasoned writer. Check yourself writing you wreck your writing with this hyphen-centric article.

    How (and When) to Use a Hyphen

    How (and When) to Use a Hyphen

    by Sarah0

  • English teacher and author J. J. Murray examines, defines, deciphers, and illuminates 100 English words and phrases that have plagued writers for centuries—a must-read and ready reference for writers (and students) of all ages.

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    Rules of Usage for 100 English Words and Phrases

    by JJ Murray20

  • Good writing is at an all time low. As a result of the lack of teaching in schools, most people can no longer write a grammatical sentence. Here's why it matters.

    Why Grammar Matters

    Why Grammar Matters

    by Tessa Schlesinger2

  • A simple explanation of the difference between the two often-misused words "percent" and "percentage" and when you should and shouldn't use them.

    Word Use: Percent vs. Percentage

    Word Use: Percent vs. Percentage

    by Laura Schneider9

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