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Nursing: How to study for Fundamentals

Making Writing a Habit

Since I’ve found it so difficult to keep writing in the past I wanted to share some of the ways I’ve found to keep going this time round.<p>Unless I …

Quantifiers: Few, Little, Lots Of

Quantifiers are an important part of English grammar. We can use <b>a few</b>, <b>a little</b>, <b>a lot</b> and <b>lots of</b> to mean "not very much", "not very many" and "plenty …

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5 Types of Modifying Mistakes

<b>Roberta B.on August 14, 2012 12:48 pm</b><p>I’m still not convinced that in the written form “most people” consider the split infinitive “normal,” even …

People vs. Persons

<b>Roberto R. Molaon December 30, 2016 12:49 pm</b><p>I totally agree to Olatunji. According to the text above, “at one time, the distinction between the terms …

On Grammar and Punctuation

Subscribe to RSS Feed<p>May 30, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill<br>last modified May 30, 2011<p><b>They can tie</b> a writer in knots, these two writing elements, …

Single Quotation Marks—A Reader’s Question

Subscribe to RSS Feed<p>May 7, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill<br>last modified May 7, 2014<p><b>A reader recently</b> asked about using single quotation marks. I …

Punctuation Marks: The Comma

Posted by Melissa Donovan on July 12, 2011 ·<p>The comma is one of the most widely misused punctuation marks.<p>For such a little punctuation mark, the …

Creative Writing

When combining Present Perfect tense and Future tense, don’t omit any verbs

When combining the Present Perfect tense and the Future tense in one sentence, don’t omit any verbs. That is to say, include all auxiliary verbs and …

Using quotation marks with other punctuation

In recognition of National Punctuation Day, I’m going to briefly review the rules for the use of quotation marks with other punctuation (in American …

Creative Writing

Tuesday Afternoon Punctuation: Commas, Part XV—Absolutely

Mots Justes is nearing the end of its ongoing series on commas. Just a few more posts on this multitasking punctuation mark, and we’ll move on to the …

16 Substitutes for “Because” or “Because Of”

<b>Zara M.on March 16, 2016 7:47 pm</b><p>to D. A. W.<br>you need to chill<br>the list above can be very useful for high school essays<p><b>Dale A. Woodon September 13, 2013</b> …

3 Disagreements About How to Use “Either” and “Neither”

Use of <i>either</i> and <i>neither</i>, and their associated words <i>or</i> and <i>nor</i>, is complicated by disagreements about proper usage. Here’s a discussion of the words …

Language

How to Punctuate Non-“He Said” Attributions of Quotations

The speaker of a quotation or a line of dialogue is normally identified in an attribution, a phrase as simple as “he said” that attributes the words …

Linguistics

Quotes about failure that will inspire you to succeed

Fear of failure is one of the main factors stopping people getting what they want. We can be so scared of failure that we don't even bother trying! It's one of the main factors that differentiates people who get what they want and those who don't. What if we viewed mistakes as learning rather than …

Brown Mackie College Miami Grand Opening Ceremony

"Because" with non-verbal complement

The American Dialect Society's recognition of <i>because</i> as Word of the Year has sparked a number of intriguing linguistic arguments. In its innovative …

City Halls

The Power of a Pronoun

Long ago in my technical writing, I sought to eliminate gendered pronouns when referring to unnamed people or entities. It's not that I'm fooling …

Broadening Access to Dental Care for California Kids in Need

Eleven-year-old Yennyfer walked out of Santa Barbara’s Eastside Dental Clinic on Friday morning with a bright, healthy smile following her …

Show Your Love to the World! - Global Moms Challenge

What better time to show some love than Valentine’s Day? Here are some ways you can give mothers and children a little extra support:<p><b>White Ribbon</b> …

Stories

There are a lot of stories out there waiting for you to live them. Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Do you have one? Share your story …

Eve Ensler: 'Our Job Is to Recognize and Love Each Other Because That’s How We’ll Rise'

As one billion, or one in three, women will experience violence in their lifetime, the urgency for justice is ever pressing. Last Thursday, Eve …