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Apostrophes: The Importance of Good Grammar

March 1, 2013

Little things can make a big difference. This is especially true of apostrophes, punctuation marks used to show possession or indicate that one or more letters have been left out of a word. However, take a look at the infographic below. It’s an excellent illustration of the difference this little mark makes in a word’s […]

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Modal Verbs

December 15, 2012

Even if a reader has no idea what a modal verb is, this statement is more likely to agitate than inform, and it would start any other article on a sour note. Lurking at the beginning of the sentence, the modal verb “should” is responsible for this agitation. Source

12 Most Misunderstood Words In English

12 Most Misunderstood Words In English

October 3, 2012

English can be a confusing language, especially since many words look like they can mean one thing, but are misused because they don’t mean like what they seem. This infographic list the 12 commonly misused and misunderstood words in English. Source

All About Adjectives

All About Adjectives

September 21, 2012

By Wikipedia’s definition, adjectives are words or phrases “naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it”. In short, adjectives are descriptive words. Many confuse them with adverbs, but adverbs cannot describe nouns and generally end in “-ly”. Rule of thumb: if it cannot describe your dog, it […]

12 Idioms About Money

12 Idioms About Money

July 22, 2012

In English, an idiom is a broadly-used phrase with a meaning that may differ quite radically from the actual literal wording. The phrase “time flies” expresses the quickness of time rather than suggesting that it buzzes around your head like a bee. Like music and literature, money has an effect on the changing nature of […]

14 Typical Mistakes With Prepositions

14 Typical Mistakes With Prepositions

July 6, 2012

A preposition tells a reader when and where something occurred as well as how it occurred. English prepositions perform so many functions that their nuances cause quite a bit of confusion. Here are a few examples of prepositions that illustrate 14 of the most common mistakes. Source