A fragment resembles a sentence in two ways. Both groups of words begin with a capital letter and conclude with an end mark—usually a period [.] but sometimes a… Read More »🔤 Grammar Tip: Are You Suffering from Fragments?
The Long Way Is Around Around. Don’t have a discussion around an issue; have a discussion about an issue.
Verbs in the active voice show the subject acting. Verbs in the passive voice show something else acting on the subject. Most writers consider the… Read More »🔤 Grammar Tip: Active or Passive Voice?
A misplaced modifier is simply a word or phrase describing something but not placed near enough the word it is supposed to modify. The modifying… Read More »🔤 Grammar Tip: Ever Misplace a Modifier?
When you turn 360 degrees you’ve completed a circle and are back where you started. So if you want to describe a position that’s diametrically… Read More »🔤 Grammar Tip: Are Our Ideas 180 or 360 Degrees Opposed?
“When is it appropriate to use the word “shall?”
“Dashes, when used sparingly and correctly, can be used to make . . .”
Semicolon vs. comma Generally, I prefer two short sentences to one long one. Still, if you must use a semicolon, you’ll know you’re doing it right… Read More »🔤 Grammar Tip: Use a Comma of Semicolon