I saw this comment by some poor, cantankerous woman a few weeks ago on a grammar blog: I am completely appalled by the use of “snuck.” It is substandard English, but it has been misused so much that now people think it’s OK. “Snuck” originated with Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn, so if you want to sound like Huck, go …
I just read this sentence on a student paper:
“Everybody is different, throughout history, though, stereotypes have caused big problems.”
This is an example of a common problem among young writers: the comma splice. Let’s take a look at what a comma splice is and how to fix it.
This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.
Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below: