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Subordinate Clauses

What’s the Difference Between Independent and Subordinate Clauses? English sentences can exist in the form of both independent and subordinate clauses. An independent clause is…

Quotation Marks

Why Do We Need Quotation Marks? Quotation marks are needed to mark a phrase or sentence as a quotation, direct speech, or literal title or…

Rules of Punctuation

Period (.) End a sentence. Example: I love you more now. Question Mark (?) – End a sentence and show a question/inquiry. Example: Have you…

Word Order in English Sentences

Word Order in Positive Sentences The basic rule of English syntax for positive sentences is that between a subject and an object of a sentence…

Fragmented Sentences

How to Recognize a Fragment? A fragment is a sequence of words that begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark: usually…

Word Repetition

What is Wrong about Repetition? “Word rep.” is supposedly one of the most frequent comments left by teachers on papers submitted by their students. Though…

Run-On Sentences Rules

What is a Run-On Sentence? Students who study English as a second language rather often face the problem of long sentence lengths. Sometimes the sentences…

Main Stylistic Mistakes

Using Passive Voice Too Often Passive voice is needed when you want to make an emphasis on an object that has undergone certain changes or…

Active and Passive Voice

What is Active Voice? Active voice is a way to construct a sentence where the subject performs actions towards the object. The most clear and…

Proper Use of Pronouns

Types of Pronouns Subjective pronouns Pronouns that are the subject of a sentence are called subjective pronouns. They can be used to rename the subject…

Dangling Modifier

What is a Modifier? A modifier is a phrase, word, or clause that alters, limits, adds, or in some other way affects another word present…

Adverb Positions

What is an Adverb? Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or even other adverbs by indicating when, why, where, or how something happened; in…

Comma Splice Rules

What is a Comma Splice? A comma splice is a poor attempt to join two independent clauses in a sentence with just a comma. An…

Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

Basic Rules of Subject-Verb Agreement – Subjects must agree with verbs in number. e.g. My phone is on the table.       Boys run across the street.…

Double Negative in English

What is a Double Negative? A double negative is a grammatical construction formed from the negative form of a verb (e.g. cannot, do not) with…

Common Grammatical Errors

Though English grammar is an extremely vast subject to make generalizations and summaries about, practice shows that many students tend to make similar mistakes from…

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