The topic of grammar can literally send shivers up the spine of the most ardent language lover, so imagine the effect the mere mention of grammar has on those who are called upon to write for their bu...
No one is crazy about grammar, except me. It's a good thing because I teach grammar. It is the basis for all good writing. So between writing and teaching, I've learned to love those pesky words calle...
Which English do you want to speak? There isn't one, but several Englishes that people all over the world use to communicate. Of all the different styles of English spoken in the world, American Engl...
Wherever you look, especially on the Internet, you will find examples of the misuse of apostrophes. The most common mistake is to insert an apostrophe before the letter 's' in a plural word. But ap...
Have you fallen for the article marketing trap? Sending out second rate articles, worrying too much about word count and ignoring all the things that would make your effort more successful? Arti...
The rule against ending a sentence with a preposition is one of the first academic restrictions I chafed at. Some sentences just sound better with a preposition in the terminal position. Compare the v...
The following writing tips have become mine through study and usage, but they are based on techniques advocated by English textbooks, creative writing books, composition books, and various published a...
Verbs One of the most common pitfalls writers make is in the use of passive and active verbs. When speaking, most people tend to use active verbs without thinking, but when writing, many revert to a ...
The English language is one of the hardest to learn to write. That's because there are so many words that sound alike that have totally different meanings.A lot of people make innocent mistakes in wri...
Business writing differs significantly from article or academic writing. Business communication is generally in the form of reports, policies, instructions, procedures, memos, letters, orders or rules...