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English Language Spellings

May 16th, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Have you ever stared at a word a little too long just because it looked funny? There are a few groups of words in the English language that have different spellings based on which type of English you speak and write—American or British. Many of these words have only slightly different spellings but have identical […]

Different From vs. Different Than

April 18th, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

We compare things every day and are constantly expressing our opinions about one thing or another. One way we do this is with the words different from and different than. To make your writing clear, professional, and correct, know how to use them in a sentence. Different from is primarily used when introducing a phrase. […]

Defining an Adverb

March 21st, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Adverbs modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs. If an adverb answers how and can end in –ly, use the –ly suffix. Example: She thinks quickly. (Quickly answers “How does she think?”) Example: She thinks fast. (Although fast answers how she thinks, there is no such word as fastly.) Also, use –ly when making a comparison […]

None Is vs. None Are

February 15th, 2024 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

If you’ve ever been chided for saying “none are” instead of “none is,” there’s good news. While true that “none” can be singular if followed by a mass noun or if it is being used to mean “not one,” “none” can just as easily mean “not any” and take a plural verb. Mass noun: None […]


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