Articles: English as a Second Language

First, Second, and Third Person: How to Recognize and Use Narrative Voice
First, Second, and Third Person: How to Recognize and Use Narrative Voice

First person, second person, third person . . . sounds like a party to me! Learn how to identify and use narrative voice in your own writing.

Festive Grammar: There's No Gift like the Present Tense
Festive Grammar: There's No Gift like the Present Tense

With Christmas approaching, it is time to unwrap one of the most useful gifts you will receive this year: a thorough knowledge of the present tense!

May vs. Might: One Guide to Rule Them All
May vs. Might: One Guide to Rule Them All

Knowing when to use may vs. might can be harder than trying to destroy the One Ring. These examples in the writing of Tolkien will help you use them correctly.

Precise Prepositions: Do YOU Know Which Word to Use?
Precise Prepositions: Do YOU Know Which Word to Use?

This quiz will test your knowledge of a tricky little part of speech—the preposition.

Three Signs You're an Ellipsis Junkie
Three Signs You're an Ellipsis Junkie

How to (not) use ellipses.

3 Common Comma Mistakes
3 Common Comma Mistakes

Learn how to use commas properly by avoiding these common mistakes.

Twelve Words You Probably Have Wrong
Twelve Words You Probably Have Wrong

Commonly misused words that run rampant in the English language.

Marketing Fail: Three Ads That Have Failed in the Grammar Department
Marketing Fail: Three Ads That Have Failed in the Grammar Department

Big brands whose advertisements failed in the grammar department.

English Idioms: Blue Moons, Eyes and Apples, and Hot Potatoes
English Idioms: Blue Moons, Eyes and Apples, and Hot Potatoes

The editors (and pathological doodlers) of Scribendi present common English idioms for your entertainment.

The 5 Stages of Procrastination in Essay Writing
The 5 Stages of Procrastination in Essay Writing

Essay procrastination: we've all been there. Here are some tips to help you write (and finish) that essay!

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