Resources: English as a Second Language

Advice/Advise
Advice/Advise

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between advice and advise.

Accept/Except
Accept/Except

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between accept and except.

The Question Mark: How and When to Use It
The Question Mark: How and When to Use It

The question mark has a very simple function in writing–it indicates a question. If a sentence ends with a question mark, then it is asking a question, just as the name suggests.

Eliminating Wordiness
Eliminating Wordiness

When a sentence is too long and is full of extra, unimportant words, it is referred to as wordy. If a sentence is wordy, it can be hard to comprehend and will detract from your writing. Try to follow these tips to avoid wordiness and to produce clear, concise writing.

Beginners Guide to Punctuation Podcast
Beginners Guide to Punctuation Podcast

Punctuation marks may not seem important, but they are. Without correct usage of punctuation, the meaning of a sentence can be lost. This podcast will highlight the basic rules of English language punctuation.

An Example Outline
An Example Outline

Writing academic papers is not easy. Sometimes you may have all of the research done, but just can't put pen to paper. If that is the case, you may need to write an outline. This article provides an alphanumeric example outline.

Full Stops: A How-To Guide
Full Stops: A How-To Guide

If you’re North American, you may be wondering what exactly full stops are—here’s a hint, there is one at the end of this sentence. This is the main function of full stops, or periods: marking the end of a sentence.

How to Write a Research Paper
How to Write a Research Paper

In our first article of this two part series, we discussed how to research a term paper. In this article, we will discuss how to write a term or research paper.

Homophone Worksheet: Think You Understand Homophones?
Homophone Worksheet: Think You Understand Homophones?

In our article on homophones, we discussed what they are and helped explain the differences between them. Now, it's time for you to try our homophone worksheet to test your homophone knowledge!

Introduction to Adverbs Podcast
Introduction to Adverbs Podcast

Adverbs are used to qualify or modify various parts of speech. This podcast will explain the different types of adverbs and provide examples for each.

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