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  • Comma Usage with Now
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    Comma before or after “now”: The Definitive Guide

    No matter how many times you use the word now and commas together, you might still get confused about whether you are doing the right thing. You are not the only one experiencing this. English can be a complicated language with complex punctuation rules, especially when it concerns comma usage. In this article, we are […] More

  • Comma Before Except Update
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    Comma before “except”: The Definitive Guide

    Some people would say that oral speech is more difficult than writing; however, others also think the other way around. In writing, punctuation rules are one of the most vexatious concerns. Punctuations, such as commas, provide further meaning to the reader because of their ability to alert the initiation of pauses. Pauses are then essential […] More

  • Comma Before or After Thus Pin
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    Comma before or after “thus”: The Definitive Guide

    Commas can be tricky. On top of that, “thus” can be a tricky word. “Thus” can mean “in this way” or “like this.” It can also have the same meaning as the words “consequently,” “therefore,” and “as a result of.” Knowing when a comma is needed with the word “thus” depends in part on which […] More

  • Comma before "and"
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    Comma before “and”: The Definitive Guide

    Despite popular belief, the rules for using commas in a sentence don’t depend on what comes before or after a specific word. Another common misconception is that you need a comma any time you would pause when speaking. The truth is that the purpose of a comma is to provide clarity to a sentence by […] More

  • The Meaning of LULW
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    LULW: Here’s What it Means (on Twitch)

    The internet is a fascinating place. It brings people from all walks of life together and gives them an opportunity to connect and interact with one another. It fosters communities, giving everyone the chance to feel like they belong. However, an interesting side effect of the rise of diverse communities is the morphing and amalgamation […] More

  • Safe Travels
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    “Safe Travels”: Meaning, Usage & Examples

    There are plenty of expressions that we take for granted in English. We say them to others without thinking twice, and we expect others to know what we mean and to respond in kind. For example, we say “good morning” as a greeting to others. When you think about it, the expression in full should […] More

  • Comma before or after instead
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    Comma before or after “instead”: The Definitive Guide

    One way to improve writing intricacy is to efficiently make use of punctuations in sentences. Another highly recommended skill is the ability to employ lexical alternatives whenever applicable. The combination of both will substantially increase our linguistic control over any language that we are trying to acquire. Since language control entails cognitive flexibility, it can […] More

  • What Time is Evening
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    Evening: A Frustratingly Vague Period of Time

    If it’s later than afternoon, but not night yet, what time is it? No, that’s not the start of a terrible dad joke. The answer is, of course, “evening.” But when is evening, exactly? Let’s take a look at the complicated nuance, and long history, of this seemingly simple word.   What time is “evening”? […] More

  • Comma before thereby
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    Comma before “thereby”: The Definitive Guide

    The use of commas in written English may already seem as clear as mud. Similarly, cohesive devices such as pronominal adverbs may also make a learner feel like twisting a knife. Despite being intimidating in nature, the function of commas and pronominal adverbs remains hugely the same which is to logically bind words, phrases, or […] More

  • 6 Common Comma Mistakes Update
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    The 6 Most Common Comma Mistakes and How To Fix Them

    When it comes to punctuation, the comma is probably the most used punctuation next to the period. However, unlike the period, using commas can be tricky which can lead to committing errors in their use. These mistakes can make your writing less effective, especially when readers have a harder time understanding due to the improper […] More

  • Comma after yes
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    Comma after “yes”: Rules & Examples

    Words like yes, no and maybe are important parts of the English language despite how small they are. While you’re not likely to use these words in a written context very often, there are some situations where they can save you a lot of time and significantly aid in clarity. To use them properly, however, […] More

  • The Meaning of Henlo
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    “Henlo”: Here’s What It Really Means and Where It Comes From

    Of all the children of the internet, memes have to be one of the most exciting ones to come about. They have become a form of communication onto themselves, and there are entire sites dedicated only to the production of memes. Moreover, memes have actually impacted the English language, from creating new words such as […] More

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