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  • 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

  • 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

  • Mrs. Twitches explains the rules for using WHICH and THAT. You might find yourself scratching your head at her rhymes and uncommon explanations for which and that and their respective clauses. But, you'll also find out if she gets hitched with Mr. Glitches.

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    Which Or That: Grammar Errors

    by Cynthia Sageleaf241

  • 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

  • A brief examination of the correct grammatical use and origins of the phrase "bad rap." The purpose being to provide research based confirmation of its standard use and to show the grammatical basis for considering the phrase "bad wrap" to be incorrect.

    Is it "Bad Rap" or "Bad Wrap?"

    Is it "Bad Rap" or "Bad Wrap?"

    by Shadesbreath114

  • 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

  • When do you use "I" or "me"? If you've ever met "Jimmy," you'll be begging to use personal pronouns just so you won't have to hear Jimmy talk about himself in the third person all the time. But before you gang up on Jimmy, find out when you're supposed to use "I" or "me" in a given statement.

    When To Use "I" or "Me" - Put the Right Word In

    When To Use "I" or "Me" - Put the Right Word In

    by Cynthia Sageleaf57

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Shebel4

  • Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches - From meaningless contradictions to condescending insults, cliches can be unbearably irritating.

    Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches

    Top 10 Most Annoying Cliches

    by Thomas Swan42

  • 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

  • Confused as to when you're supposed to use lay vs. lie? You're not alone. These two words have to be two of the more difficult ones to get correct all the time. Read this humorous hub to help you remember, and see if your brain has turned to Swiss cheese.

    Lay vs. Lie: Grammar Errors and Quiz

    Lay vs. Lie: Grammar Errors and Quiz

    by Cynthia Sageleaf59

  • A list of comma rules with examples and explanations.

    10 Comma Rules

    10 Comma Rules

    by Kenna Jackson0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Schneider8

  • 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