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Helpful Rhymes for Spelling Rules

In this post, we’re going to share some easy-to-remember rhymes that can help you with...

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A Quick Guide to Determiners

Determiners are always accompanied by a noun and help us specify what we’re referring to...

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Word Choice: Less vs. Fewer

The words ‘less’ and ‘fewer’ are both comparatives and often used to mean the same...

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Boosting Concentration: Tips to Improve the Quality and Quantity of your Work

We would all like to feel focused and productive while working. Sometimes, though, you end...

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How to Write Dates Correctly

There are many different ways to write dates, so knowing which one to use in...

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Word Choice: Who vs. Whom

The question of whether to use ‘who’ or ‘whom’ is a tricky one and can...

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Sticking to the Word Limit

As deadlines approach and you begin making the final adjustments to your essay, one crucial...

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The Colon and How to Use It

The colon is a useful punctuation mark, but it should only be used in certain...

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Word Choice: Emigrate, Immigrate or Migrate?

‘Emigrate’ and ‘immigrate’ sound similar when spoken, so it’s no surprise they’re sometimes used interchangeably...

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What Is an Ellipsis?

An ellipsis is punctuation that can be used to cut down lengthy quotations, making it...

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Word Choice: Feint vs. Faint

Although they are pronounced similarly, ‘feint’ and ‘faint’ have different meanings, and one is much...

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To Capitalise or Not To Capitalise: A Useful Guide

The question of when to capitalise a word can be tricky. As such, sometimes even...

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