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Words Are Confusing

July 22nd, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Words can be confusing. There are thousands of words in the English language, and changing one little letter can completely change the meaning. So learn the meaning of the words that may confuse you: Adverse vs. Averse Uninterested vs. Disinterested Suppose vs. Supposed Oriented vs. Orientated Democratic Party vs. Democrat Party Let’s discuss adverse and […]

Capitalization in Titles

June 24th, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

For those of you who struggle with capitalization when writing titles or headlines, have no fear. There are several style guide rules you can refer to. It’s really up to you, or maybe your client or publisher, which guide you should follow. Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition: Capitalize the first word of the title, […]

Colons and Semicolons

April 22nd, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

With the various types of punctuation, there should be some hard and fast rules for their usage, right? Well, there are. For example: the colon always goes on the outside of the quotation marks, unless it is part of the quoted text. Example: I like the theme from “The Sun”: Love thy neighbor. The semicolon […]

Subject vs. Object Pronouns

March 25th, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

A pronoun allows the writer to make a reference to something without using the name each time. Pronouns replace one or more nouns in a sentence. For example, instead of using the nouns Amy, the bookcase, apples, or my friends and I, you could use the pronouns she, it, they, and we. Using one word […]

Question Marks and Quotation Marks

November 26th, 2020 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Some marks of punctuation depend on the context of the words as to whether they will go inside or outside the quotation marks. The question mark is one such punctuation mark. When what is in the quotation marks is a question, the question mark will go inside the quotation marks. When the entire sentence is […]


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