Category Archives: Writing Tips
Grammar Tips: The Secrets of Parallelism

One aspect of writing that even native English speakers sometimes overlook is parallelism. This refers to using a consistent grammatical construction throughout a sentence. Faulty parallelism, meanwhi...

31 December 2016 | 0 comments



Sentence Types: Simple, Complex and Compound

Expressing yourself clearly in writing is easier if you know how various sentence types are constructed. At its most basic, this means understanding the differences between simple, complex and compoun...

9 February 2017 | 1 comments



Punctuation Tips: How to Use Commas Correctly

For such a common punctuation mark, the comma is a surprisingly tricky fellow. Certainly, this is reflected in how frequently we see commas misused in all kinds of writing. However, misplaced commas c...

28 November 2016 | 0 comments



An Etymological Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly (fa la la la la, la la la la) And for us that means etymology (fa la la la la, la la la) Christmas Day will soon be upon us, so what better way to celebrate than investig...

27 October 2016 | 0 comments



Pronoun Types You Need to Know! (Part 1)

Pronouns are to language what screws are to flat pack furniture: they might seem insignificant at first, but without them everything else would fall apart. That’s because pronouns can take the place...

27 September 2016 | 0 comments



Transitional Words (How to Make Your Writing Flow)

One challenging aspect of academic writing is making sure your essay flows coherently from one section, paragraph or sentence to the next. Without doing this, your writing may seem choppy and it can b...

31 August 2016 | 0 comments



Grammar Tips: Adverbs and Adjectives

Adverbs and adjectives are both used to modify other words, allowing us to provide more information about something we’re describing. They’re also both essential to good grammar and communicating ...

26 July 2016 | 4 comments



Spelling Tips: The Doubling Up Rule

It’s hard not to wonder whether some English words aren’t made to be deliberately confusing, especially when you compare how they’re written with how they’re pronounced. We’re looking at you...

7 October 2016 | 0 comments



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