When people talk about writing clearly, they tend to focus a lot on grammar. In many ways, this focus on grammar makes sense: writing grammatically is usually a big part of making sure that a sentence is easy to understand.
Some people trip at the Oscars (remember Jennifer Lawrence’s unfortunate mishap?). Other people end up insulting their award presenter. Cate Blanchett knows this all too well. In 2014, she received an Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine. When she
Last week we talked about how to use colons to introduce lists. Today we’re going to talk about the other key way to use colons in sentences: to provide explanations. For example, let’s take a look at the following sentence:
When people think of colons, they often think of them as punctuation marks that help us introduce lists. This is, indeed, one of the key functions of colons. However, even when introducing lists, it’s common for people to use colons
Ever wonder why people sometimes use semicolons when writing lists in sentences? Today we’re going to explain why. Semicolon use # 2: Use semicolons to separate items in a list when the items contain internal commas In our summary post