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Websites We Love: Grammar Girl

Let’s just come right out and say it: English doesn’t make sense. Silent letters, crazy irregular verbs, idioms…how do we possibly get it all right? Unfortunately, more often than not the answer is: we don’t. By now, you’re probably aware … Continue reading

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Grammar Tips from a Sage Tutor

In editing my own work and in looking over many essays by other students as a Workshop tutor, I’ve noticed a few grammar errors that are especially pervasive. Based on my observations, I’ve recognized consistent mistakes in regards to plural agreement, … Continue reading

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Detangle the Dangle: How to Avoid Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers

In editing my own work and in looking over many essays by other students, I have noticed that misplaced and dangling modifiers are among the most pervasive of grammar errors. This post will provide an uncomplicated guide to staying away … Continue reading

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Good Grammar for Dummies: Quick tips to help you improve your writing anytime, anywhere

When you’re done writing a draft, the task of editing your grammar can be daunting—but it’s still critical! While you may no longer get “points off” for grammar mistakes, poor grammar can make your writing hard, or downright impossible, to understand. … Continue reading

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Lessons for Writing in a Foreign Language

The college experience is defined by the fulfillment of a set of academic standards through constant written assessments in the form of exams or essays.  The process of committing ideas and personal arguments concretely and definitively to paper is one … Continue reading

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Grammar: i.e. versus e.g.

What’s the difference, you ask? The distinction may be slight, but it’s also significant: these abbreviations are absolutely not interchangeable. Blindly using one in place of the other creates a nasty blemish on an otherwise stellar piece of writing. To … Continue reading

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Quiz Time: Punctuation

Can you name all fifteen standard English punctuation marks? Answers on second page!

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