Category Archives: Writing Tips
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 | 2 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



Examples and Explanations: ‘e.g.’ vs. ‘i.e.’

The abbreviations ‘e.g.’ and ‘i.e.’ have a couple of things in common: both are short for Latin terms; and both are now commonly used in academic writing. However, each has a very specific mea...

5 August 2016 | 0 comments



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