Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

If you find yourself making common ESL mistakes, it's OK. English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Being such a blend of original language sources has led to a kaleidoscope of peculiar spellings for English words and the creation of several hundred homophones.
The Rules of Capitalization

The Rules of Capitalization

Capitalization in English entails quite a bit more than simply knowing to begin names and titles with capital letters. Our editors will guide you through the quagmire that is capitalization.
Quotation Marks: When to Use Single or Double Quotation Marks

Quotation Marks: When to Use Single or Double Quotation Marks

Can't decide between single or double quotes? We'll teach you how and when to use single and double quotation marks.
Editing or Proofreading?

Editing or Proofreading?

It's common for many people, including business professionals and first-time Scribendi.com clients, to be a bit unclear about the differences between editing and proofreading.
Hyphenation: Are You Confused?

Hyphenation: Are You Confused?

Are hyphens causing havoc in your humanities papers? Have dashes destroyed your dissertation? Don't let punctuation puzzle you any longer; we are here to help.
10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following are 10 reasons to hire a professional editor.
Active and Passive Voice

Active and Passive Voice

Are you unsure whether to use the active of passive voice? Our editors explain why using the active voice will make your academic papers stronger.
Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons

This is the second in a series of articles addressing several common grammatical issues. This article explains phantom or one-sided comparisons, which might be the most prevalent issue of all, particularly in academic papers.
The Wandering Only

The Wandering Only

In this article, we discuss what we call the wandering or misplaced "only," which, although common and usually understood in everyday casual speech, is often confusing and has no place in formal or academic writing.
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