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How To Vary And Improve Your Sentences?

Variety of sentence length and patterns can work wonders. It is true that readers of the twenty-first century prefer terse sentences. Many writers, too, prefer short and simple sentences because writing a really long...

How To Write Well?

Dictionaries may be bloated with over 500,000 words, but to write correct English you only need around 2000 different words as part of your vocabulary. Knowing where to place these words and how to...

How To Write Dates In English

In British English, dates are written in the order day, month and year. Note that the names of months always begin with capital letters. Examples are given below. •15 August 1990 •28 March 2000...

When To Use Commas

Comma – Punctuation mark Commas reflect pauses in speech. A listing comma is used to separate items in a series or list. In British English, the last two items in a list are not...

When To Use The Colon And The Semicolon

Colon and semicolon – Punctuation marks The punctuation mark colon (:) is almost always used after a complete sentence. Its function is to indicate that what follows is an explanation or elaboration of what...

The Use Of Capital Letters

Capital letters are used: 1. at the beginning of a sentence My name is Manju. Honesty is the best policy. 2. at the beginning of each line of poetry 3. at the beginning of...

How To Avoid Redundancy In Writing?

A sentence contains a redundancy when it has two or more words, phrases or clauses expressing the same idea. As only one of these words or phrases is required, the other(s) should be removed....