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The Other F-Word

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This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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What a Comma Splice Is and How to Fix It

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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.

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The Heroic Journey 10: The Premise, or What the Story’s About

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This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.

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Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?

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Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:

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Sunday Comic: Allergic to Grammar Errors

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Okay, this one’s a tad gruesome, but I had to share. Thanks, David Sims!

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