Emigrate vs Immigrate

Emigrate vs. Immigrate: Are You In or Out?

Feb 15, 2018 in Grammar

  You’ve come here to learn when to use emigrate vs. immigrate. But before we move forward, tell us: Are you in, or are you…

Character Sketch

How to Make a Character Sketch

Feb 08, 2018 in Writing

Writers use character sketches as quick references for their stories. The sketch is a guide the writer uses as a reference for adding more detail…

Affect vs Effect

How “Affect vs. Effect” Affects Your Writing

Jan 31, 2018 in Grammar

  “Affect” is normally a verb meaning to change, impact, or influence. “Effect” is usually a noun meaning the result of a change. On the…

National Handwriting Day

January 23 Is National Handwriting Day

Jan 23, 2018 in Writing

Put away the keyboard, quit your texting, and close those chat windows because today we’re going to celebrate the fabulous form of written communication known…

premiere vs. premier

Premiere vs. Premier:
Which Is First, and Which Is Best?

Jan 19, 2018 in Grammar

Our story of premiere vs. premier begins with this very first sentence—the premier sentence—and our goal of helping you become an expert on how to…

Caramel vs Carmel

Caramel vs. Carmel—What’s the Difference?

Dec 22, 2017 in Grammar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat a bag of caramels as you walk down the streets of Carmel? To watch…

common comma mistakes

Unnecessary Commas and Common Comma Mistakes

Nov 15, 2017 in Grammar

Perhaps because it is one of the most common punctuation marks, the comma is also one of the most commonly misused. Unnecessary commas abound, but…

Aid vs. Aide

The “Aid” vs. “Aide” Conundrum

Oct 25, 2017 in Grammar

A Handy Guide to “Aid” vs. “Aide” What’s the difference between “aid” and “aide”? “Aid” can be used as a noun or a verb and…

hyphen year old

Hyphens and “Year Old” Phrases: When to Use Them

Oct 19, 2017 in Grammar

Is There a Hyphen in "Year Old?" Whether you should hyphenate “year old” is one of those little grammatical issues that isn’t really an issue…

principal vs principle

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal

Oct 12, 2017 in Grammar

“Principal” and “principle” are two similar terms that are very easy to confuse, and even experienced writers sometimes mix the two words up. In this…

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