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despite or in spite of

English Grammar 101: Despite or In Spite Of?

Jan 17, 2012 in Grammar

Confused about the difference (if there is any) between these two terms—despite or in spite of—that are often used interchangeably? Check out our quick tip…

affect or effect

Quick Tip: Affect or Effect

Dec 29, 2011 in Grammar

Are you affected by the challenge of whether to use affect or effect in a sentence? Let us give you some tips to fix this problem!…

hyphenate

English Grammar 101: When to Hyphenate Adjectives

Oct 15, 2011 in Grammar

When to Hyphenate Adjectives Hyphenated adjectives explained! Hyphens are used to connect two words—or compounds—that modify a noun (ex: award-winning actor, brown-eyed girl). While different…

preposition rules

English Grammar 101: Can a Sentence End in a Preposition?

Oct 15, 2011 in Grammar

A preposition is a word that creates a relationship between an object and another word within a sentence. Examples of prepositions include that, which, on,…

grammar syntax

Quick Tip: What Is Syntax?

Oct 08, 2011 in Grammar

Trying to figure out syntax? To begin, take a look at this sentence: It was getting dark out, and the ______ ________ ________ decided she'd…

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