Grammar, Punctuation

How to use ‘such as’ correctly

We use such as to give an example or examples that corroborate what we’re saying or writing. It’s a formal expression used in giving accurate information when explaining a point. When we use such as to give a singular example in writing, we don’t need a comma before it; when we use it for multiple…

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British vs American English, Grammar, Punctuation

Quotation marks: uses, rules, British/American styles

Quotation marks (inverted commas) are one of the unique punctuation marks in English. They’re generally used to show what someone has said, though they have other uses. Moreover, they’re sometimes used in different ways in British and American English. Uses of quotation marks To enclose a direct speech. Example: ‘Who else was there with him?’…

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British vs American English, Common misspellings, Confusing Words and Expressions, Consonant Chart, Controversial Topics, General, Grammar, Oral English, Parts of Speech, Punctuation, Vowel Chart

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Punctuation

What to know about ellipsis (punctuation)

An ellipsis is one of those simple but often overused or misused punctuation marks. While some use the conventional three dots, other use up to six or seven in the belief that more dots mean more words are left out. The conventional ellipsis in English is three dots, while a fourth is the full stop…

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Controversial Topics, Grammar, Punctuation

Oxford comma: why comma before ‘and’, ‘or’ is necessary

This usage of the comma has instigated arguments from writers and grammarians over the years. As much as those who use it have proven its necessity, not everyone has accepted its importance. The comma before and (or or) is called a serial comma or Oxford comma (because it’s used by Oxford University Press). It is used before the…

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