Resources: English as a Second Language

Should I Use Accept or Except? A Closer Look
Should I Use Accept or Except? A Closer Look

If you have ever been unsure about whether to use accept or except when writing a sentence, it is completely understandable. After all, both "accept" and "except" are derived from the Latin word "capere," which means "to take." However, the two words' meanings are almost opposite.

Subject–Verb Agreement, Simplified
Subject–Verb Agreement, Simplified

Let Scribendi simplify the task of subject–verb agreement by providing subject–verb agreement examples explaining the various concord rules in English.

The Top 10 Misspellings of "Scribendi" (Plus: What Does "Scribendi" Mean?)
The Top 10 Misspellings of "Scribendi" (Plus: What Does "Scribendi" Mean?)

Have you ever wondered what "Scribendi" means? Check out our newest blog post, in which we also outline the top 10 funniest misspellings of "Scribendi."

Common ESL Errors to Avoid in Your College Essays
Common ESL Errors to Avoid in Your College Essays

Whether you're writing a college admissions essay or a paper for a class, it can be difficult to find the right words. It's even more difficult if English is your second language, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some common ESL errors to avoid in your college essays.

Brake vs. Break
Brake vs. Break

Learn when to use brake vs. break so that you never mix up these similar-sounding words again.

Flashback: What Scribendi Looked Like 20 Years Ago
Flashback: What Scribendi Looked Like 20 Years Ago

Take a look at the history of Scribendi and see the changes we have made in the last 20 years!

Is French Your First Language? Avoid These 5 Common English Errors
Is French Your First Language? Avoid These 5 Common English Errors

For French speakers trying to avoid common English errors, the similarities between the languages can be more of a stumbling block than the differences.

The Best Way to Learn a Language
The Best Way to Learn a Language

Mastering a language is important, but traditional methods do not always work. Learn how to achieve language fluency quickly with this article.

How to Use Expletives Effectively in Your Writing
How to Use Expletives Effectively in Your Writing

Now that you know where expletives come from and how to use them, it is time to learn how to incorporate them into your own writing.

How to Swear: Understanding the Grammar of the Top 7 Curse Words
How to Swear: Understanding the Grammar of the Top 7 Curse Words

Have you ever been called a potty mouth? Learn how to swear correctly by understanding the grammar behind your favorite four-letter words.

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