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Misplaced, Dangling, and Squinting Modifiers

Mistakes with modifiers are tough to detect. Most armchair writers don’t know what modifiers are. Misplaced modifiers are one of the most common grammatical errors and cause of humor. Your writing will become clearer when you learn how to spot and correct misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers.
Misplaced Modifiers
Modifiers can be a word, phrase or clause that describes another word or [...]

Comma checker – a guide on using commas

Writers communicate meaning and intent with the words they use. There are, however, different ways of relating words that can only be communicated with a comma. Consider this example punctuation differences in a statement in a will from Albert Joseph’s guide “Put it in Writing!”  (P. 210):

I hereby bequeath all of my worldly possessions to the first of my offspring, [...]

Dissertation writing tips

Writing a dissertation may be your final step to a long academic career. The process is seldom looked upon with great anticipation and excitement. In many ways it is comparable to writing a book. It is a self-directed process without weekly deadlines, meetings, discussion groups, or assignments. It is the longest writing task you have undertaken, and you are on [...]

Avoid egregious writing errors with copy editing services

Write long enough and you will eventually pass all of life’s basic grammar tests. While you may not be able to quote the rules and semantics of the English language, you undoubtedly don’t commit egregious and dopey errors in your sentences and paragraphs.

But even educated adults who write a lot commit less glaring – and quite common – writing errors. [...]

Indefinite Articles – “A” or “An” before “H”? Blame the confusion on the French.

It’s easy to remember what indefinite article to use before most words:

Use “a” before words that begin with a consonant as in “a banana,” “a xylophone,” or “a red convertible.”
Use “an” before words that begin with a vowel as in “an apple,” “an editor,” or “an eager beaver.”

However, words that start with the letter “H” do not follow the rule [...]

How to fix grammar errors – an interview by Kendrick Shope

Kendrick Shope, career coach and public speaker, is a staunch advocate of Gramlee as a way to fix grammar errors. She runs an online coaching business and has gone through Marie Forleo’s mastermind training. Kendrick says one of the most common questions asked during the training is how to fix grammar errors and write professionally even if you are not an [...]

Law school personal statement tips

We’ll save you a lot of time by summarizing the important things about law school personal statement tips.  We find most law school applicants need help learning how to write a personal statement this is viewed favorably by the selection committee.

Law school personal statement tips

Visit this website, scroll down to the section on Personal Statement Advice, and read it. Now.
Don’t [...]