If you are brave enough to let someone edit your work, be it an academic paper or the third chapter of your novel-in-progress, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen this scribbled out in bold red pen:
Use active voice here.
Well, wouldn’t it be helpful if they explained? Since your editor can’t hyperlink an example on traditional paper, you’re now
to figure out the difference between active voice and passive voice. searching the Internet
Your search ends here.
October 16, 2017
active voice, amwriting, Editing, English, Grammar, K.L. Wightman, Kaitlyn Wightman, linguistics, passive voice, Writing
Is it really okay to intentionally split an infinitive? That all depends on how you feel after reading the previous sentence.
May 15, 2017
copywriting, education, English, Grammar, K.L. Wightman, Kaitlyn Wightman, mondayblogs, punctuation, split infinitives, syntax, teaching, verbs, Writing
We’ve all used this word when we think, when we speak and when we write. It’s very easy to do.
See? I just used it.
Didn’t catch it? Let’s try this again.
It’s not an elaborate word, a controversial word, an out-of-date word or a trending word. It’s a word that we slip in to our sentence at the very last moment to emphasize our point.
Missed it again? I’ll spell it out for you.
March 6, 2017
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Should the Oxford comma be or not be? Rather than grabbing your red pens and pitchforks, it’s time to look at both sides of the argument to really decide if that serial comma should stay or go.
A business deal starts with a handshake. A published book starts with a query letter. In the world of online dating, a relationship starts with an email.
And if that email is littered with spelling errors, kiss your chances goodbye!
It turns out that being grammar-savvy isn’t just a turn-on, it’s a must to keep any man or woman’s interest. Your amour can be chased away by as little as two typos!
Whether you’re new to the online dating scene or share a love of proper grammar,
this infographic by Grammarly is a great read—and just in time for Valentine’s Day: