5 Ways to Vary Sentence Structure With Semicolons and Colons
Change up your sentences and keep readers engaged with these attention-grabbing uses for semicolons and colons.
Et Al. vs. Etc. — Have You Been Using Them Wrong All This Time?
Et al. and etc. are used (and sometimes misused) in academic papers, blog posts, and casual conversation — find out if you’ve been using them correctly.
Hyphens, Dashes, Parentheses: A How-to Guide for Proper Punctuation
Like good grammar in general, proper punctuation ensures that your writing conveys exactly what you mean. Here’s a refresher on hyphens, dashes, and parentheses.
10 Common Phrases You Might Be Misspelling
It’s not unusual to see phrases misspelled in writing because people have only ever heard them. Check your knowledge of 10 commonly misspelled phrases.
Efficient vs. Effective vs. Similar Word Mix-Ups
Efficiency and effectiveness are both important in writing and business, but they’re not the same thing.
Elicit vs. Illicit vs. Similar Word Mix-Ups
Though the two words sound very similar and their spellings are often confused, they have nothing to do with one another. Let’s clear it up.