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Comma after “especially” — The Ultimate Guide

Using a comma after a particular word is guided by punctuation rules that are fundamentally and arbitrarily based on syntax and stylistics. Put simply, a particular word does not necessarily determine the comma placement, but instead, it is either the sentence structure or the writing style. In our article today, we cover the comma-placement subtleties …

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Comma before “especially”: The Definitive Guide

“Especially” appears quite a lot in texts, and a comma sometimes appears before it, but other times doesn’t. Why is this so? Are there rules that guide the pre-comma placement? If you’ve reached this site because of these queries sitting apprehensively at the back of your head, here’s why.     When is a comma …

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Top 12 Grammar Pet Peeves that Drive People Insane

The English language can be an abundant source of grammar pet peeves that some users thought they were correct all along. These grammar bits and pieces can be mind-boggling yet enslaving at times. So, we’ve listed the world’s most favorite grammar irritants just for you. Thumbs up, thumbs up! That’s what we take this time …

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All About Absolute Constructions in English Grammar

Have you ever wondered what makes the written language much more interesting than the spoken language at times? If you have asked at least once how and why writers can make you clearly imagine what you are reading, you are certainly on the right page. Today, we are going to talk about absolute constructions in …

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Yoriichi – A Legendary Demon Slayer

Anime fans know there are some seriously overpowered characters out there, especially in shounen shows like One Piece and Naruto Shippuden. Another great example is the mysterious Yoriichi from the show Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Let’s dive into the in-universe history behind this awe-inspiring demon slayer.   Who is Yoriichi? Yoriichi Tsugikuni is a …

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Different Abbreviations for “Without” — All You Need to Know

“What are the different abbreviations for “without,” and when exactly do we use them?” – if these questions have been sneaking up on you, you’ve certainly come to the right page. Thumbs up, thumbs up. Today, we’ll try to help you make jotting down notes more manageable and faster by looking into the different abbreviations …

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Comma before “via” — All You Need to Know

Having good comma skills show how attentive to details we are. It goes to show that we care a lot about how we communicate through writing. One comma-related concern that has come up these days is its usage together with the word “via,” particularly right before it. Luckily, that’s what we are going to talk …

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13 Great Ways to Say “No” in a Nice Way

Just like there are many ways to say thank you, there are lots of options for politely turning somebody down. Of course, when someone asks you to do something you don’t want to take on, it’s tempting to react brusquely. They’ll definitely leave you alone if you’re rude, right? While that might be true, rudeness …

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