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9 English Words You Might Not Know Have Spanish Origins

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9 English Words You Might Not Know Have Spanish Origins

It is Cinco de Mayo, so we’re looking at some English words that came to...

Children’s Book Week: 6 Types of Books for Children

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Children’s Book Week: 6 Types of Books for Children

Early May each year, publishers, parents, educators, and writers combine their powers for Children’s Book...

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5 Short Story Collections You Should Read

May is Short Story Month, a time when we celebrate reading and writing short stories....

5 Words from the World of Jazz for International Jazz Day

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5 Words from the World of Jazz for International Jazz Day

Today (30 April) is International Jazz Day, a day for celebrating the impact of jazz...

5 Top Tips to Help You Write an Attention-Grabbing Headline

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5 Top Tips to Help You Write an Attention-Grabbing Headline

Your headline is the first thing a potential reader sees. You therefore need it to...

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Word Choice: Fate vs. Fete

Although ‘fate’ and ‘fete’ sound alike, they have very different meanings. Check out our advice...

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How to Change Units of Measurement in Microsoft Word

Do you prefer to work in inches rather than centimetres? Or vice versa? Or maybe...

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English Language Day: 5 Surprising Facts About the English Language

The United Nations’ English Language Day is held every year on 23 April (Shakespeare’s birthday,...

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A Commoner’s Guide to the Queen’s English

Today, 21 April, is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday (or one of them, at least). To...

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Spelling Tips: Sergeant or Sargent?

If you are writing about the armed forces or police, you may need to talk...

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How to Cite a Patent in APA Referencing

Have you referred to information from a patent in your writing? If so, find out...

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Wow! A Quick Guide to Using Interjections

Holy moly! We’ve started this post with an interjection! But what are interjections? And how...

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How to Use the Citation Tools in Google Docs

The citation tools in Google Docs make adding citations and references in an essay or...

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Writing Tips: A Ramadan Vocabulary List

For Muslims around the world, this month sees the beginning of Ramadan. But what does...

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Word Choice: Dialogue vs. Dialog

Are ‘dialogue’ and ‘dialog’ just different spellings of the same word? Or is there a...

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How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a way of summarising and evaluating research on a particular topic....

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How to Cite a Song or Album in MLA Referencing

If you write about music in your work, you might have to cite a recording....

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