Feel confused about how to use semicolons? Don’t feel bad because you’re definitely not the only one. A lot of people shy away from using semicolons to the point where they make their sentences weaker than they need to be
Need a quick way to remember all of the key ways to use commas? We’ve got you covered. In today’s post, we’ll be summarizing how to use commas in writing. We’re going to keep things as short and sweet as
In today’s post, we’ll be going over one of the most common ways in which we use commas: to separate grammatical parts of sentence. Before we get started, however, we’re going to take some time to go over three terms
Today we’re going to continue talking about how we use commas when writing in English. In particular, we’ll go over how to use commas when we’re addressing someone directly in a sentence. To get the ball rolling, let’s think about
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about how we use commas in writing. In our last two posts, for example, we talked about how we use commas to separate nonessential information from the main part of a sentence.
Last week we talked about using commas to separate the main part of a sentence from nonessential information, information that we can remove from a sentence without altering the meaning of the sentence. Today we’re going to talk about one
One of the most heated debates that you can get into about the English language is whether or not people should use the Oxford comma when they write. The Oxford comma (also known as the serial comma) is the comma
Over the past few weeks, we’ve showed you how you can use square brackets to clarify “errors” or ambiguous words in quotes. However, square brackets can come in handy even if you don’t use quotes in your writing very often.
In last week’s post, we explained one way of using square brackets: placing them around the abbreviation “sic” to indicate an error in a quote. Today we’re going to talk about another way of using square brackets, which also happens
Ever seen “[sic]” in something that you’ve read and not understood what it meant? You’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to talk about what “[sic]” means and how you can use it to preserve your reputation. The