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Daily Writing Tips · 4h ago

60 Words for Types of Restaurants

This post lists dozens of words, many adopted from foreign languages that describe a speci...
Daily Writing Tips · 1d ago

Grammar Quiz #22: Smothered Verbs

Each of the following sentences includes a smothered verb (i.e., a word that has been form...
Daily Writing Tips · 2d ago

3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion

In each of the following sentences, the absence of a word or phrase is an obstacle to clar...
Daily Writing Tips · 3d ago

3 Types of Faulty In-Line Lists

This post includes three examples of how sentences can go wrong because the writer has fai...
Daily Writing Tips · 3d ago

3 Types of Extended Phrasal Adjectives

Each of the following sentences includes a phrasal adjective (two or more words that modif...
Daily Writing Tips · 6d ago

3 Types of Compound-Word Errors

Compound words can easily confuse writers. Compound nouns, for example, are variously styl...
Daily Writing Tips · 1w ago

Grammar Quiz #21: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses

A nonrestrictive clause is a subordinate clause that may be left out of a sentence without...
Daily Writing Tips · 1W ago

3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure

In each of the following sentences, sentence construction obscures the complementary relat...
Daily Writing Tips · 1W ago

Words Drawn from “Trahere”

The Latin verb trahere is the source of an assortment of words pertaining to drawing or to...
Daily Writing Tips · 1W ago

Avoid Beginning a Sentence with “With”

Sentences (and clauses) that begin with with are doomed to be weak. The following sentence...