Tag: grammar

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.

How to Use Brackets
How to Use Brackets

Writers, have you ever found yourselves with a great deal of important information that you want to include in a sentence, but have difficulty finding a spot for all of it? Fitting everything into a sentence can be tricky—this is where brackets are useful. Brackets (parentheses) are punctuation marks used to include information within sentences that is not essential to the main point.

How to Use Exclamation Marks
How to Use Exclamation Marks

The exclamation mark is arguably one of the most controversial pieces of English punctuation. Some writers love them; others hate them. The editors at Scribendi.com offer advice on when to use exclamation marks and when to avoid using them.

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 Use Those Brackets (Parentheses!) Properly
How to Use Those Brackets (Parentheses!) Properly

If you know how to properly use brackets, you have the ability to fit more information in a sentence without appearing cluttered or hard to follow. This podcast highlights how to use four different types of brackets in both formal and informal writing.

Hyphenation Podcast: Are You Confused by Hyphenation?
Hyphenation Podcast: Are You Confused by Hyphenation?

Punctuation marks can be confusing, and the hyphen is no exception. In this podcast, the Scribendi.com editors explain what the hyphen is and how to use it in different circumstances.

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.

Illustrated Misplaced Modifier Examples to Make You Smile
Illustrated Misplaced Modifier Examples to Make You Smile

Who says grammar can't be funny? This list of 12 misplaced modifier examples demonstrates just how comical these errors can be—and the importance of avoiding them in your own writing.

Improve Your Understanding of Appositives Podcast
Improve Your Understanding of Appositives Podcast

Understanding sentence structure and grammar can be difficult. In this podcast, we discuss appositives and provide examples. This podcast gives the rules for using appositives correctly.

Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details
Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details

Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing.

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