The MLA recommends restricting the use of impact as a verb . . .
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Like a semicolon, a colon can connect two independent clauses . . .
This post explains when to use the present tense and when to use the past tense when discussing texts. Hint: the key is consistency . . .
Perhaps no mark of punctuation ruffles feathers more than the serial comma. But what about the serial semicolon? . . .
Though some writers still consider it jargon, the word problematize has gained general acceptance, at least in academic writing. But make sure to use it correctly . . .
Get tips on building signposts to help articulate the structure of your argument . . .
If you habitually bury the lede in your sentences, you may eventually test the patience of your readers . . .
I’m not going to tell you to cut adverbs out of your prose entirely. Instead, I’m going to review a particular category of adverbs that you can easily avoid and thereby tighten your prose . . .