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Grammar Tips: Regular and Irregular Verbs

Most verbs are fairly well behaved. But there are many that break the rules at every given opportunity. These rebellious words are known as irregular verbs. Knowing the difference between regular and ...

Vocabulary Tips: Understanding Conjunctions

The world is all about connections. Connections between people. Connections between ideas. And, crucially, connections between words. That’s why you need to understand conjunctions. Conjunctions are...

Chicago Referencing – Newspapers (Footnotes)

While not a standard academic source, you can cite newspapers in an essay. But you have to be careful to avoid fake news. And you need to know how to cite them correctly. Here, for example, is how you...

Spelling Tips: Letter Omission and Addition

One common cause of spelling errors is missing a letter from a word. Another is adding an unnecessary letter to a word. These are known as letter omission and letter addition. In this post, we take a ...