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How to Use Commas

The general rule for commas is that we use them to make reading more understandable by separating parts of a sentence so that readers don’t…

Proper Use of Dashes

There are two types of dashes: the en dash ( – ) and em dash ( — ). When to Use the En Dash: 1.…

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…

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…

How to Use Prepositions Properly

What are Prepositions Needed for? Prepositions are parts of a sentence needed to connect nouns, noun phrases, or pronouns to other parts of a sentence.…

Word Order in English Questions

Word Order in English Questions The word order in English questions is the same as in positive sentences: subject — verb (predicate) — object. The…

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…

Disruptive Modifier

What is a Disruptive Modifier? It is a modifier (a word or phrase that enhances other words) placed in the wrong place. However, it is…

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…

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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