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Academic Writing Skills

Academic Writing Skills

Whether you’re a student, teacher, or businessperson, academic writing skills are necessary in today’s world. Essays, reports, presentations and research papers are just some examples of documents written in the academic style. Academic writing, when used appropriately, presents a polished and professional image. What Is Academic Writing? Academic writing refers to a particular style of …

How to Use Semicolon in Writing

How to Use Semicolon in Writing

The semicolon is sometimes described as stronger than a comma but weaker than a period. In certain uses, this is a reasonably accurate definition. Yet there is more to the semicolon than that. Semicolon between independent clauses when a coordinating conjunction is omitted Most commonly, the semicolon is used between two independent clauses (i.e., clauses …

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

It helps to know the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs, but the names are hard to remember. Here’s the trick I use.   I hate scary sounding grammar words as much as you probably do, but I have a quick and dirty tip to help you remember the difference between transitive verbs and intransitive …