Daily Writing Tips
  • Hind and Behind Yesterday
    This post discusses the words in which the element hind, pertaining to location or movement in or to the rear, appears.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: Hind and Behin...
  • The “Anthropos” Family Thursday
    The Greek noun anthropos, meaning “male human being” or “man,” is the root of some familiar and not-so-familiar English words, which are listed and defined below.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: The “Anthropos” Famil...
  • Vocabulary Quiz #7: Commonly Confused Words Thursday
    In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.)Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: Vocabulary Quiz #7: Commonly Confused Word...
  • Capitalization of Names of Academic Disciplines Wednesday
    When do you capitalize a word or phrase that denotes an academic discipline? This post details the distinctions between these terms as proper nouns and as generic descriptions.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: Capitalization of Names of Academic Discipline...
  • 3 Types of Erroneously Located Modifiers Jul 17, 2017
    The three sentences below demonstrate related syntactical errors: a misplaced adjective clause, a misplaced modifier, and a dangling participle, respectively. Discussion following each example explains the error, and a revision solves it.Click here to get access to 800+ interactive grammar exercises! Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: 3 Types of Erroneously Located Modifier...


Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  • 578 GG Words from Obsolete Technology Thursday
    Some words survive long after the technology that made us use the words in the first place. Today, we look at words we get from typewriters, old telephones, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http:...
  • 577 GG The Trump Jr. Punctuation Kerfuffle. Generation Names. Jul 13, 2017
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  • 576 GG Critique or Criticize? Games Like Pig Latin Jul 6, 2017
    Do you "critique" a novel or "criticize" it? People used to object to one of these two words. And you told me about Pig-Latin-type games in your languages, and I have the run down! This segment is just for fun. Or should that be unfay? Or fubun? O...
  • 575 GG Gestures. Elbow Grease. Capitalizing Directions. Jun 29, 2017
    Knowing when to capitalize a directional word such as "south" can be tricky. I have some guidelines. We also explain why we tell people to use "elbow grease" and review some research on gesturing that will blow your mind. Do you wonder why you tal...
  • 574 GG Commas with Transition Words. Double Whammy. Jun 22, 2017
    Have you ever wondered how to use a comma with 'however' (or if you even should)? We’ve got the scoop on using commas and semicolons with 'however,' 'therefore,' and other conjunctive adverbs and transition words. Also, you can trace 'double...