Punctuation & Capitalization

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What Do You Capitalize in Titles?

How do you decide what to capitalize in the title of your book or research paper? Well, you have to be able to recognize verbs and nouns when you see them, but even so, the English rules about using capital [more…]

Grammar Rules for Texts and Instant Messages

Do you want to read this now, or save it for L8R? If that last “word” is a mystery to you, you haven’t been using typing on a Blackberry, a cell phone, or a similar device. Although texting and tweeting [more…]

Using Good Grammar in E-Mails

Some e-mails are written to friends and family, and as long as you are clear, following grammar rules is not important. But business e-mails, or e-mails to superiors can be treated much like formal letters [more…]

How to Punctuate Sentences Correctly

Punctuation creates meaning by helping your reader understand where one thought ends and another begins, what's quoted or possessed, when a list follows, and a host of other things. Use these grammar quick [more…]

Tips for Verb Tenses in the English Language

Verb tense conveys when the action you’re describing took place — the past, present or future. Here’s a list of the grammatical terms for different verb tenses.      [more…]

Proper Name That's Plural: Apostrophe or Not?

How do you know when to add an apostrophe to more than one of something that forms a proper noun, such as a person's last name? You don't have to be a grammar wizard to get the right answer. If you want [more…]


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