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Coney Island at Night, by James Huneker (page five) - Classic American Essays - A Classic Essay by James Gibbons Huneker
Employing strategies that later came to be associated with creative nonfiction, Huneker recorded his impressions of Coney Island

Letters to Literary Ladies, by Maria Edgeworth
In Maria Edgeworth's

Caroline's Letters to Julia on Marriage and Separation, by Maria Edgeworth - Classic British Essays - Letters to Literary Ladies, by Maria Edgeworth
In the following excerpts from her first published work,

Caroline's Letters to Julia on Marriage and Separation
In Maria Edgeworth's Letters for Literary Ladies (1795),

Caroline's Letters to Julia on Marriage and Separation, by Maria Edgeworth - Classic British Essays - Letters to Literary Ladies, by Maria Edgeworth
In the following excerpts from her first published work,

Caroline's Letters to Julia on Marriage and Separation, by Maria Edgeworth - Classic British Essays - Letters to Literary Ladies, by Maria Edgeworth
In the following excerpts from her first published work,

Camping Out by Ernest Hemingway (page two)
In

Broken Memories by Edward Thomas (page two) - Classic British Essays - The Prose of Edward Thomas
In

Critical Thinking - Definition and Examples
Critical thinking is the process of independently analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information as a guide to behavior and beliefs.

Semantic Field - Definition and Examples
A semantic field is a set of words (or lexemes) related in meaning.

Discourse Marker - Definition and Examples
A discourse marker is a particle used to direct or redirect the flow of conversation without adding any significant paraphrasable meaning to the discourse.

Modifier - Definition and Examples in English Grammar
A modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that functions as an adjective or adverb to limit, qualify, or clarify the meaning of another word or word group.

Possessive or Genitive Case - Definition and Examples
Possessive case is the case (or function) of an inflected form of a noun showing ownership, measurement, or source.

Objective Case - Definition and Examples in English Grammar
Objective case refers to the function of a pronoun when it is the direct or indirect object of a verb or verbal, the object of a preposition, or the subject of an infinitive.

Deictic Expression (Deixis) - Definition and Examples
A deictic expression (or deixis) is a word or phrase that points to the time, place, or situation in which a speaker is speaking.

Subjective Case - Definition and Examples
Subjective (or nominative) case is the case of a pronoun when it is the subject of a clause, a subject complement, or an appositive to a subject or a subject complement.

The Sentimentalist: Evaluating a Definition Essay With Examples
This exercise will give you practice in evaluating the opening paragraphs of a definition essay developed with examples.

Yoke and Yolk - Commonly Confused Words - Definitions, Examples, and Exercises
The commonly confused words

Confused Words Yoke and Yolk
The commonly confused words yoke and yolk: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Are the Rich Happy? by Stephen Leacock (page two) - Classic Essays - Classic Essay by Stephen Leacock
Stephan Leacock wrote this satirical essay,

majority language - definition and examples
A majority language is a language that is usually spoken by a majority of the population in a country or in a region of a country.

An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification
This is the last part of Maria Edgeworth's

An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification, by Maria Edgeworth (page 2) - Classic Essays
Professor Audrey Bilger has characterized Edgeworth's

An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification, by Maria Edgeworth (page 3) - Classic Essays
Maria Edgeworth's

An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification, by Maria Edgeworth (page 4) - Classic Essays
The

An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification, by Maria Edgeworth (page 5) - Classic Essays
Professor Audrey Bilger has characterized Edgeworth's

A Relic, by Max Beerbohm - Classic British Essays
Limitation is one of the themes of

A Relic, by Max Beerbohm - Classic British Essays


An Economical Project, by Benjamin Franklin - Classic American Essays
In this

An Economical Project, by Benjamin Franklin (page two) - Classic American Essays
In his satirical letter

Isolated Phenomena of Language: Grammar and Dictionary (page two) - From "The Practical Study of Languages" by Henry Sweet - Grammar and Philology
What are some challenges to learning a foreign language? Read this excerpt Henry Sweet's 1899 textbook

apodioxis - definition and examples of apodioxis in rhetoric
In rhetoric, apodioxis is the rejection of an opponent's argument or accusation on the grounds that it's absurd or inconsequential.

Straight and Strait - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Straight and Strait - Commonly Confused Words
The difference between the adjective

Know and No - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Know and No - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Inhuman and Inhumane: Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Inhuman and Inhumane - Commonly Confused Words
These adjectives have similar meanings (pitiless or lacking in compassion), but

Hear and Here - Commonly Confused Words - Hear versus Here
The commonly confused words

Hear and Here - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Die and Dye - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Die and Dye - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Childish and Childlike - Commonly Confused Words


Childish and Childlike - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Cel, Cell, and Sell - Answers to Practice Exercises
What are the differences between

Cel, Cell, and Sell - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Calvary and Cavalry - Commonly Confused Words
Here you'll find definitions, examples, and exercises that demonstrate the difference between the nouns

Calvary and Cavalry - Answers to Practice Exercises
What's the difference between

Boar, Boor, and Bore - Commonly Confused Words
Here you'll find definitions, examples, and exercises that show how to use the similar-sounding words

Boar, Boor, and Bore - Answers to Practice Exercises
Commonly confused words

Writing as a Vocation, by Arthur Clutton-Brock (page two)
Arthur Clutton-Brock's essay

Writing as a Vocation, by Arthur Clutton-Brock
In this essay, Arthur Clutton-Brock identifies

Irregular plural nouns in English: definitions and examples.
In English grammar, an irregular plural is a noun that does not form its plural by adding the suffix

Extended Definitions in Essays and Speeches
In a paragraph, essay, or speech, an extended definition is an explanation and/or illustration of a word, thing, or concept.

Vocabulary Builder: Antonyms Exercise
Here's a vocabulary quiz that will test your knowledge of both synonyms and antonyms. Page 2.

Vocabulary Builder - Antonyms Exercise
Here's a vocabulary quiz that will test your knowledge of both synonyms and antonyms.

What is a False Dilemma?
A fallacy of oversimplification that offers a limited number of options (usually two) when in reality more options are available.

Review Exercise: Revising Sentences with Basic Modifiers - Using Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases Effectively
This revision exercise offers practice in using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases effectively.

How to Use Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases Effectively
This revision exercise offers practice in using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases effectively. Page 2.

Virginia Woolf's "Street Haunting: A London Adventure"
The quest to buy a pencil serves as an occasion to contrast

"Street Haunting: A London Adventure," by Virginia Woolf (page two)
In this essay by English novelist Virginia Woolf, the quest to buy a pencil serves as an occasion to contrast

"Street Haunting: A London Adventure," by Virginia Woolf (page three)
In this essay by English novelist Virginia Woolf, the quest to buy a pencil serves as an occasion to contrast

"Street Haunting: A London Adventure," by Virginia Woolf (page four)
In this essay by English novelist Virginia Woolf, the quest to buy a pencil serves as an occasion to contrast

"Street Haunting: A London Adventure," by Virginia Woolf (page five)
In this essay by English novelist Virginia Woolf, the quest to buy a pencil serves as an occasion to contrast

The Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson (page two) - Classic Essays and Arguments - Deductive Argument
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson and revised by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others, the Declaration of Independence is a classic example of a deductive argument. The basic premises stated in the first two paragraphs are followed by evidence (presented in list fashion reinforced by anaphora) that leads inexorably to the logical conclusion in the final paragraph. Page 2.

The Declaration of Independence
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson and revised by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others, the Declaration of Independence is an example of a deductive argument.

What I Think and Feel at 25, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (page two) - Classic American Essays
Three years after enjoying early success with his first published novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this semi-comic personal essay about

What I Think and Feel at 25 by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Three years after enjoying early success with his first published novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this semi-comic personal essay about

What I Think and Feel at 25, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (page three) - Classic American Essays
Three years after enjoying early success with his first published novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this semi-comic personal essay about

Letter to His Son: Rules of Conduct in Polite Company, by Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield (page two) - Classic British Essays
British statesman and diplomat Phillip Stanhope, better known as Lord Chesterfield, is remembered today for his letters to his son. Never intended for publication, the letters provide a guide to 18th-century notions of sophisticated social behavior and good manners. Page 2.

Letter to His Son: Rules of Conduct in Polite Company
British statesman and diplomat Phillip Stanhope, better known as Lord Chesterfield, is remembered today for his letters to his son. Never intended for publication, the letters provide a guide to 18th-century notions of sophisticated social behavior and good manners.

Reek, Wreak, and Wreck - Commonly Confused Words Examples
The commonly confused words

Reek, Wreak, and Wreck - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

epitrope - definition and examples in rhetoric
Epitrope is a rhetorical term for an ironic type of concession in an argument.

Lets and Let's - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Lets and Let's - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Air, Ere, and Heir - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Air, Ere, and Heir - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Definition and Examples of Paradox
A paradox is a figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself.

example - definition and examples of examples in rhetoric and logic - argument
In rhetoric, an example is a particular instance that serves to illustrate a principle or support a claim.

Anticipatory "It" in English Grammar
Anticipatory

home language - definition and examples
A home language is the language (or the variety of a language) that's most commonly spoken by the members of a family for everyday interactions at home.

Prepositional Adverb - Definition & Examples in Grammar
A prepositional adverb is an adverb that can also function as a preposition.

Diminutive - Definition & Exampes in English Grammar
A diminutive is a word form or suffix that indicates smallness.

Connotation and Denotation in Grammar
The commonly confused words

Connotation and Denotation - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

rhopalic - definition and examples of rhopalic
A rhopalic is a sentence or a line of poetry in which each word contains one letter or one syllable more than the previous word.

Practice Using Positive and Negative Connotation Words
This exercise will help you distinguish between the denotative and connotative meanings of words. On this page you'll find sample responses to the exercise. Page 2.

Grammar Exercise on Denotation and Connotation
This exercise will help you distinguish between the denotative and connotative meanings of words.

Love Is a Metaphor - 99 Metaphors of Love - Examples of Figures of Speech - Love Quotations
As this rich collection of 99 metaphors demonstrates, love has been compared to everything from a jewel and a fevered dream to a snowmobile and an exploding cigar. Page 3.

99 Metaphors of Love
As this rich collection of 99 metaphors demonstrates, love has been compared to everything from a jewel and a fevered dream to a snowmobile and an exploding cigar.

99 Metaphors of Love - Examples of Figures of Speech
As this rich collection of 99 metaphors demonstrates, love has been compared to everything from a jewel and a fevered dream to a snowmobile and an exploding cigar. Page 2.

Make-Believe Grammar, by Gertrude Buck - Classic Essays and Articles on the English Language
Vassar professor Gertrude Buck rejected

Make-Believe Grammar, by Gertrude Buck - Classic Essays and Articles on the English Language
Vassar professor Gertrude Buck rejected

Make-Believe Grammar, by Gertrude Buck
Vassar professor Gertrude Buck rejected

More of 'Make-Believe Grammar' by Gertrude Buck
Vassar professor Gertrude Buck rejected

Gertrude Buck's Make-Believe Grammar
Vassar professor Gertrude Buck rejected

Similes That Make Us Smile - A Dozen Examples of Comical Figurative Comparisons
Here are a dozen similes that should make you smile--smile like a jack-o'-lantern, like a chain saw, like a man advertising toothpaste.

The Vanity of Authors by Samuel Johnson - Full Text
Most authors are forgotten, Samuel Johnson says in this essay,

The Vanity of Authors, by Samuel Johnson - Classic British Essays
Most authors are forgotten, Samuel Johnson says in this essay,

Spring, by Leigh Hunt - Classic British Essays - Classic Essays on the Seasons
In the first part of

Spring by Leigh Hunt - Full Text
In the first part of

Incidence and Incidents Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words incidence and incidents: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Incidence and Incidents - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words incidence and incidents: definitions, examples, and practice exercises.

definition and examples of images
An image is a representation in words of a sensory experience or of an object that can be known by one or more of the senses.

metaphorical cluster - definition and examples of metaphorical clusters
A metaphorical cluster is a group or series of metaphors that rely on the same image, condition, or event to convey a particular idea or experience.

Root Metaphors - Definition and Examples
A root metaphor is an image, narrative, or fact that shapes an individual's perception of the world and interpretation of reality.

conduit metaphor - definition and examples
A conduit metaphor is a type of conceptual metaphor (or figurative comparison) commonly used in English to talk about the process of communication.

On English Prose, by Arthur Clutton-Brock - Readings on Rhetoric and Prose Style
In this review essay, British critic Arthur Clutton-Brock identifies the characteristics of what he considers

On English Prose, by Arthur Clutton-Brock
In this review essay, British critic Arthur Clutton-Brock identifies the characteristics of what he considers

organizational metaphor - definition and examples
An organizational metaphor is a figurative comparison used to define the key aspects of an organization and/or explain its methods of operation.

A Relic, by Max Beerbohm - Classic British Essays - A First Effort to Write
Limitation is one of the themes of

Definition and Examples of Kennings in English
A kenning is a figurative expression, usually compound in form, that is used in place of a name or noun, especially in Old English.

John McPhee's Remedy for Writer's Block - Writers on Writing
John McPhee, one of America's foremost writers of creative nonfiction, describes a self-deceptive method for overcoming writer's block.

Twelve Quick Tips for Beating Writer's Block - Quotations on Writing
What do you do when you simply can't write? What you could do is consider the advice offered by these 12 professional writers.

writer's block - definition and examples
Writer's block is a condition in which a skilled writer with the desire to write finds herself unable to write.

Prepositional Verb - Definition and Examples
An idiomatic expression that combines a verb and a preposition to make a new verb with distinct meanings.

conceptual blending - definition and examples
Conceptual blending is a set of cognitive operations for combining (or blending) words, images, and ideas in a network of

Kairos - Definition and Examples in Rhetoric
In classical rhetoric, kairos refers to the opportune time and/or place, the right time to say or do the right thing.

dialect interference - definition and examples
Dialect interference is the hypothesis that specific features of a spoken dialect are transferred to the reading and writing of texts.

Discourse: Definition and Examples
In linguistics, discourse refers to a unit of language longer than a single sentence. More broadly, it means the use of spoken or written language in a social context.

Definition and Examples of Propositions in Debate
In an argument or debate, a proposition is a statement that affirms or denies something.

Word Order in English Sentences
Word order is the order in which elements occur in a phrase, clause, or sentence.

Documentation in Research Papers - Definition and Discussion
Documentation is the act of providing evidence (including both primary and secondary sources) in a research paper.

synopsis - definition and examples of synopses
Here are definitions, examples, and discussions of the term

imitation - definition and examples in rhetoric
In rhetoric and composition, imitation is a classic exercise in which students read, copy, analyze, and paraphrase the text of a major author.

On Education and Style, by Ben Jonson - Classic British Essays
In this short selection from

10 Classic Essays on Education
Essayists ranging from Ben Jonson and Benjamin Franklin to William James and H.L. Mencken discuss the nature, purpose, and value of education.

onomatopoeia - definition and examples in English
Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

Where Do New Words in English Come From?
The process of fashioning new words out of old ones is called

onomatope - definition and examples of onomatopes in English
An onomatope is a word that imitates the sound it denotes: an onomatopoeic word.

130 Mass Nouns (or Noncount Nouns) in English
In English grammar, mass nouns usually have only singular forms. Here are 130 examples of common noncount nouns.

battology - definition and examples of battology in english
Battology is a rhetorical term for needless and tiresome repetition in speaking or writing.

denominal verb - definition and examples in English
A denominal verb is a verb formed directly from a noun.

Hypercorrection: Just Between I and the Chickings
Linguists define hypercorrection as

Doublespeak - Definition and Examples
Doublespeak is language that's intended to deceive or confuse people.

directness in speech and writing - definition and examples
In speech and writing, directness is the quality of being straightforward and concise--stating a main point early and clearly without embellishments.

verbiage - definition and examples in English
Verbiage is the use of more words than necessary to effectively convey meaning in speech or writing.

Echo Question - Definition and Examples
An echo question is a type of direct question that repeats part or all of something which someone else has just said.

Definition and Examples of Pejoration in Language
Pejoration is the downgrading or depreciation of a word's meaning, as when a word with a positive sense develops a negative one.

13 Classic Essays About London: From Addison to Woolf
Experience the city of London vicariously by reading these 13 evocative essays published over the past 300 years.

Definition and Examples of Essays
An essay is a short work of nonfiction.

Spin - Definition and Examples of Spin in Communication
Spin is a contemporary term for a form of propaganda that relies on deceptive methods of persuasion.

Prose - Definition and Examples - Composition Glossary
Prose is ordinary writing (both fiction and nonfiction) as distinguished from verse.

Persuasion - Rhetorical Definition and Examples
Persuasion is the use of appeals to reasons, values, beliefs, and emotions to convince a listener or reader to think or act in a particular way.

Propaganda - Definition and Examples
Propaganda is the spreading of information and ideas to advance a cause or discredit an opposing cause.

Mnemonic - Definition and Examples in Grammar
A mnemonic is a device--such as an image, rhyme, or figure of speech--used to assist memory.

Partitive Nouns - Grammar Definitions and Examples
In grammar, a partitive is a word or phrase that indicates a part or quantity of something as distinct from a whole.

Quantifier - Definition and Examples
In grammar, a quantifier is a type of determiner that expresses a contrast in quantity.

Expanding Circle - Definition and Examples - World English
In linguistics, the

Outer Circle - Definition and Examples - World English
In linguistics, the

Ratiocination - Definition and Examples in Rhetoric
In rhetoric, ratiocinatio(n) is a method of reasoning by which a speaker or writer makes probable inferences about how things are or how things could have been in the past.

Indefinite Pronoun - Definition and Examples
An indefinite pronoun is a pronoun that refers to an unspecified person or thing.

Linguist - Definition and Examples
A linguist is a specialist in linguistics (the study of language).

Passive Voice: Definition and Examples (Grammar)
Passive voice refers to a type of sentence or clause in which the subject receives the verb's action.

Mood (Grammar) - Definition and Examples
In grammar, mood is the quality of a verb that conveys the writer's attitude toward a subject.

scare quotes - definition and examples
Scare quotes are quotation marks used around a word or phrase to suggest that the expression is somehow inappropriate or misleading.

Spelling Rule - Definition and Examples in English
A spelling rule is a guideline or principle meant to assist writers in the accurate spelling of a word.

Pun - Definition and Examples of Puns in English
A pun is a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.

Correctness - Definition and Examples in Language
In prescriptive grammar, correctness is the notion that certain word forms and syntactic structures meet the standards prescribed by traditional grammarians.

Facts About Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
Besides the all-too-familiar

Definition and Examples of Metonyms
A metonym is a word or phrase used in place of another with which it is closely associated.

Metonymy - Definition and Examples
Metonymy is a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it's closely associated (such as

paralogism - definition and examples
Paralogism is a fallacious or defective argument or conclusion.

General-To-Specific Order - Paragraph Essay Development
General-to-specific order is a method of developing a paragraph, essay, or speech by moving from a broad observation about a topic to specific details in support of that topic.

Climactic Order - Definition and Examples
In composition and speech, climactic order is the arrangement of details or ideas in order of increasing importance or force.

Brief Definitions of 100 Common Grammatical Terms (page 2)
This collection provides a quick review of the basic terminology used in the study of traditional English grammar. Page 2.

100 Commonly Used Terms in English Grammar
This collection provides a quick review of the basic terminology used in the study of traditional English grammar.

Brief Definitions of 100 Common Grammatical Terms (page 3)
This collection provides a quick review of the basic terminology used in the study of traditional English grammar. Page 3.

Connected Speech - Definition and Examples
Connected speech is spoken language that's used in a continuous sequence, as in normal conversations.

Diner and Dinner - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Diner and Dinner: Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Dramatic Irony - Definition, Insights and Examples
Dramatic irony is an occasion in a play, film, or other creative work in which the words or actions of a character convey a meaning unperceived by the character but understood by the audience.

Personal Essay - Definition, Explanations, and Examples
A personal essay is a short work of autobiographical nonfiction characterized by a sense of intimacy and a conversational manner.

Possessive Pronoun: Definition and Examples in Grammar
A possessive pronoun is a pronoun that can take the place of a noun phrase to show ownership.

independent genitive - definition and examples in grammar
The independent genitive is a construction in which the noun following the possessive form is omitted.

Character (Literature) - Definition and Examples
A character is an individual (usually a person) in a narrative (usually a work of fiction or creative nonfiction).

Zero (or Bare) Infinitive - Definition and Examples
The zero (or bare) infinitiive is a type of complement with an infinitive verb form that's not preceded by the particle

Percontation Mark - Definition and Examples
The percontation mark is a late-medieval mark of punctuation used to signal the close of a rhetorical question.

Definition and Examples of Exposition
Exposition is a statement or type of composition intended to give information about (or an explanation of) an issue, subject, method, or idea.

Present Participle - Definition and Examples
A present participle is a verb form (made by adding -ing to the base) that often functions as an adjective.

figure of speech - definition and examples
(1) In common usage, a figure of speech is the opposite of a literal expression. (2) In rhetoric, it's a type of figurative language that departs from conventional order or significance.

Amiable and Amicable
The commonly confused words

Amiable and Amicable: Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

daffynition - definition and examples of humorous definitions
A daffynition is a playful reinterpretation of an existing word--usually a pun.

Riffle and Rifle (answers) - Commonly Confused Words - Riffle versus Rifle
The commonly confused words 'riffle' and 'rifle': answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Riffle and Rifle - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words 'riffle' and 'rifle': definitions, examples, usage notes, and practice exercises.

Spanglish - definition and examples
Spanglish is an informal and sometimes pejorative term for a mixture of the Spanish and English languages.

exocentric compound (words)
In morphology, an excocentric compound is a compound construction that, as a whole, is not grammatically and/or semantically equivalent to either of its parts.

Grammatical Error - Definition and Examples
Grammatical error is a term used in prescriptive grammar to describe an instance of faulty, unconventional, or controversial usage.

mononym - definition and examples in English
A mononym is a one-word name (such as

Simple Past Tense: Definition and Examples (Grammar)
The simple past tense is a verb tense indicating action that occurred in the past and which does not extend into the present.

conjugation - definition and examples in English grammar
The grammatical term conjugation refers to the inflection of verbs for person, number, tense, and mood.

Notes on Contractions in English - 8 Things Every Writer Should Know
These notes should help you see that there's some degree of logic in the ways we use contractions in writing and speech.

What Is a Malapropism? - Answers to Willard R. Espy's Malapropism Quiz
Here you'll find the answers to Willard R. Espy's Malapropism Quiz. Page 2.

What Is a Malapropism? - Willard R. Espy's Malapropism Quiz
A malapropism is the mistaken use of one word in place of another word with a similar sound, like

Among and Between - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Among and Between - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Amend and Emend - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Amend and Emend - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

A Dictionary of Phony Phrases - Verbal Hypocrisies
About 60 years ago, columnist Sydney J. Harris began compiling a list of expressions that mean the opposite of what they say. Here we continue his project with 20 examples of common verbal hypocrisies.

Heard and Herd - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Heard and Herd - Commonly Confused Words - Heard versus Herd
The commonly confused words

Hoarse and Horse - Commonly Confused Words
The difference between the commonly confused words

Hoarse and Horse - Commonly Confused Words
The difference between the commonly confused words

Hay and Hey - Commonly Confused Words
Learn the difference between the homophones

Hay and Hey - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Hangar and Hanger - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words hangar and hanger: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Hangar and Hanger - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words hangar and hanger: definitions, examples, and practice exercises.

Top 10 Worst Student Essay Topics
Open-ended essay assignments can lead to some fine student writing. Sometimes, however, the strategy backfires.

Seam and Seem - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Seam and Seem - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Close Reading - Definition, Discussion, and Examples
Close reading is a thoughtful, disciplined reading of a text or other object.

Good and Well - Commonly Confused Words - Good versus Well
The commonly confused modifiers

Good and Well - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Garner and Garnish - Commonly Confused Words
The verb

Garner and Garnish - Commonly Confused Words - Definitions, Examples, and Exercises
The commonly confused words

Language in the News for Summer 2015
A new punctuation mark and the most commonly used words in English are just two of the topics considered in the latest edition of Language in the News.

Waiver and Waver - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Waiver and Waver - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Jam and Jamb - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words jam and jamb: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Jam and Jamb - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words jam and jamb: definitions, examples, usage notes, and practice exercises.

Exacerbate, Exaggerate, and Exasperate - Commonly Confused Words
The three verbs exacerbate, exaggerate, and exasperate begin and end in the same way. The letters in the middle make all the difference.

Exacerbate, Exaggerate, and Exasperate - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused verbs exacerbate, exaggerate, and exasperate: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

Dew, Do, and Due - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words

Dew, Do, and Due - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words dew, do, and due: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

A Free Man's Worship, by Bertrand Russell
This classic essay by controversial philosopher Bertrand Russell is said to rank high

A Free Man's Worship, by Bertrand Russell (page two)
This classic essay by controversial philosopher Bertrand Russell is said to rank high

The Lighter Side of the Figures of Speech - Amusing Examples of 17 Figures of Speech
Join us on a tour of the lighter side of language as we look at humorous examples of 17 figures of speech.

Three Word Games Created by Dmitri Borgmann
These three quizzes have been adapted from Dmitri Borgmann's classic collection of

Energize and Enervate
Find out the difference between the commonly confused verbs

Energize and Enervate - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words energize and enervate: answers to practice exercises. Page 2.

In Defence of Ignorance, by Alfred George Gardiner


On Cruelty to Animals, a classic essay by Alexander Pope
Pope argues that children are

A roundup of language-related items in the news (December 2014)
Half of the world's languages are on the verge of extinction. That's just one of the topics in this month's edition of Language in the News.

Slang, Spelling, and the Salem Witch Trials - Language in the News (November 2014)
In this month's edition of Language in the News, topics range from the roots of slang to the benefits of multilingualism.

Mall and Maul - Commonly Confused Words in English
The commonly confused words

Irrelevant and Irreverent - Definitions, Examples, Usage Notes, and Practice Exercises
The commonly confused adjectives

Berth and Birth - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Berth and Birth - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

On Thinking for One's Self, by Alfred George Gardiner


Mall and Maul - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Irrelevant and Irreverent: Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused adjectives

Campaign to Cut the Clutter: Zinsser's Brackets


Improve Your Writing - Your Role as a Writer - Writing and the Writing Process
This overview of Grammar and Composition begins by asking you to examine your role as a writer: your attitudes toward writing, your background, your methods, and your goals. From there we'll take the view that writing is a process--a series of inter-related steps that can be practiced and developed just like any other skill.

Your Writing and the Writing Process - An Overview
This overview of Grammar and Composition begins by asking you to examine your role as a writer: your attitudes toward writing, your background, your methods, and your goals. From there we'll take the view that writing is a process--a series of inter-related steps that can be practiced and developed just like any other skill.

Alternate and Alternative - Glossary of Usage
The commonly confused words alternate and alternative: definitions, examples, usage notes, and practice exercises.

Alternate and Alternative - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Alley and Ally - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Alley and Ally: Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Aisle, I'll, and Isle - Answers to Practice Exercises - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Aisle, I'll, and Isle - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

London Mysterious by E.V. Lucas - Classic British Essays
In this short essay, Lucas draws a sharp contrast between

The Perfect Holiday, by E.V. Lucas - Classic British Essays
In

The Perfect Holiday, by E.V. Lucas (page two) - Classic British Essays
In

On Epitaphs, by E.V. Lucas - Classic British Essays


Binomials in English - Definition and Examples
In language studies, a binomial is a pair of words (for example,

Hole and Whole - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to the Exercises
The noun

Hole and Whole - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words hole and whole: definitions, examples, and practice exercises.

50 Quick Writing Prompts to Kick Writer's Block
If you're stuck for something to write about, use these hints, snippets, cues, and clues to prod your memory and get started.

250 Topics for Familiar Essays (Writing Suggestions)
If you're stuck for a topic for your next essay, here are 250 suggestions to get you started.

English Grammar and Usage Advice Sites
For answers to questions about some of the finer and fussier aspects of English grammar, visit these three question-and-answer sites--all of them hosted by publishers of major style and usage guides.

Practice in Identifying Points of View - Answers to the Exercise
On this page you'll find the answers to the exercise Practice in Identifying Points of View. Page 2.

Practice in Identifying Points of View in Essays
This exercise will give you practice in identifying different points of view in 10 passages from our collection of classic essays and speeches.

predeterminer - definition and examples in English grammar
In English grammar, a predeterminer is a type of determiner that precedes other determiners in a noun phrase.

extraposition - definition and examples in English grammar
Extraposition is a construction in which a clause that acts as a subject is moved to the end of the sentence and replaced by dummy

"It" as a Dummy Subject in Grammar - Definition and Examples
Dummy

Websites for Language Lovers
If you consider yourself a logophile (that is, a lover of words), these 10 websites are for you. Crisscrossing the fields of linguistics, journalism, and lexicography, these sites offer insights into the English language from a variety of fascinating perspectives.

Essay Samplers - 60 Classic and Contemporary Essays
This collection of essays, articles, speeches, and letters--some written within the past few years, others more than a century old--offers some very good reading indeed. Enjoy these works--and observe the various strategies employed by their authors to describe, narrate, explain, argue, and persuade.

Rhetorical Study Questions - Figures of Speech in Context
These 10 study questions invite you to consider some of the functions of figurative language in the context of particular poems, essays, speeches, and other texts.

Language in the News (January 2015)
Popular words, unpopular words, and silent letters: these are just a few of the topics considered in this month's edition of Language in the News.

Slang, Seinfeldisms, and Weird Al's Grammar: Language in the News (August 2014)
In this month's edition of Language in the News, topics range from Jonathon Green's history of slang to Weird Al Yankovic’s new typo-mocking video.

Language-related items in the news for September 2014
In this month's edition of Language in the News, topics range from polyglotism and bilingualism to Indian English and Scottish English.

A Quick Quiz on the 2015 AP Stylebook
Give yourself two minutes to take this 10-item quiz on the

Polyptoton - Definition and Examples in Rhetoric
Polyptoton is a rhetorical term for repetition of words derived from the same root but with different endings.

Ate and Eight: Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Commonly Confused Words: Ate and Eight
The commonly confused words

Winston Churchill's Grammar Lessons: Parsing Past and Present
Winston Churchill's seemingly old-fashioned method of studying English grammar anticipated the computer-based techniques used by many contemporary linguists.

Double Comparative- Definition and Examples
The use of double comparative in grammar.

Definition and Examples of the 'To' Infinitive in English
A 'to' infinitive is a verb phrase made up of the particle 'to' and the base form of a verb.

Future Progressive Verb Form - Definition and Examples
The future progressive (also called the future continuous) is a verb construction that conveys a sense of ongoing action at a particular future time.

Minutes - Definition and Examples of Meeting Minutes
Minutes are the official written record of a meeting.

Indiscreet and Indiscrete - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused adjectives

Indiscreet and Indiscrete - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused adjectives

Diary - Definition and Examples
A diary is a personal record of events, experiences, thoughts, and observations.

The Siege Of Belgrade - An Alliteration Poem - Word Play
Try reading this poem aloud to appreciate the author's apt alliterations.

epiplexis - definition and examples
Epiplexis is a rhetorical term for asking questions to rebuke or reproach rather than to elicit answers.

erotesis - definition and examples in rhetoric
Erotesis is a rhetorical question implying strong affirmation or denial.

Purpose in Composition - Definition and Examples
In composition, purpose is a person's reason for writing, such as to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade.

Top Ten Commonly Confused Words--With Our Compliments
There's no need to lose your mind over homophones. My advice is to study the examples, definitions, and exercises at our extensive Glossary of Commonly Confused Words.

categorial grammar - definition and discussions
Categorial grammar is a type of formal grammar that analyzes syntax, semantics, and processing in natural languages.

Justification - Definition and Examples in Typesetting
In typesetting and printing, justification is the process or result of spacing text so that the lines come out even at the margins.

English as a Native Language - Definition and Examples
English as a native language {ENL) is the variety of the English language spoken by people who acquired English as their first language or mother tongue.

The Fowlers' 5 Practical Rules for Clear and Concise Writing
Published in 1906, The King's English remains one of the most delightfully idiosyncratic books ever written about English grammar, usage, and style.

How to Recover Hidden Verbs - Eliminating Excessive Nominalization
One way to cut the clutter in our writing is to turn unnecessary nouns into verbs. Here's how to do it.

On Living in Brooklyn by Simeon Strunsky
Strunsky's essay on life in Brooklyn a century ago is in equal parts a place description, an argument, and an encomium.

profile - definition and examples
A profile is a biographical essay, customarily developed through a combination of anecdote, interview, incident, and description.

Socratic Dialogue Definition and Examples
Socratic dialogue is an argument (or series of arguments) using the question-and-answer method employed by Socrates in Plato's Dialogues.

Restive and Restless - Commonly Confused Words - Restive versus Restless
The commonly confused words

Restive and Restless - Commonly Confused Words - Restive versus Restless
The commonly confused words

51 Euphemisms for 'You're Fired'
Euphemism is said to be

Cut the Clutter - How to Write Clearly and Directly - Concise Writing at Work
Tips on writing clearly, correctly, and concisely in emails, letters, memos, and reports.

Writing: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
Here we'll learn five key strategies for eliminating the clutter in our writing--vague, repetitious, or pretentious language that can bore and confuse our readers.

Eliminating Needless Phrases and Trite Expressions
Effective writing is concise--clear, direct, and uncluttered. One way to cut the clutter is to eliminate needless words and trite expressions--like these.

Graphology - Definition and Discussion
Graphology is the study of handwriting as a means of analyzing character. Graphology in this sense is not a branch of linguistics.

Brake and Break - Commonly Confused Words - Brake versus Break
Definitions and examples of two commonly confused words:

Commonly Confused Words - Brake versus Break
The commonly confused words '

Future Perfect Progressive or Continuous Aspect
The future perfect progressive is a verb tense that points to an ongoing future activity that occurs before another activity.

Guidelines for Using Abbreviations in Formal Writing
Abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms are commonly used in formal writing. Here are 10 guidelines for using and punctuating abbreviations correctly.

Blended Words, Beautiful Words, and Neglected Words
The best blended words and a dozen (undeservedly) neglected words are just two of the topics in the June 2015 edition of Language in the News.

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by William Faulkner - Classic Essays and Speeches
William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949

Emigrate and Immigrate - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Emigrate and Immigrate - Commonly Confused Words - Emigrate versus Immigrate - Definitions, Examples, and Exercises
The commonly confused words

Prostate and Prostrate - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Prostate and Prostrate - Commonly Confused Words - Prostate versus Prostrate - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

The Little Girl in Lavender Spats - Essay by Don Marquis


exemplum - definition and examples of exempla
In literature, rhetoric, and public speaking, an exemplum is a narrative or anecdote used to illustrate a quotation, claim, or belief.

Top 20 Spelling Mnemonics for Commonly Misspelled Words
The most effective memory devices tend to be the ones we make up ourselves. But it would be hard to beat these 20 classic spelling mnemonics.

The Four Most Helpful Spelling Rules in English
As you review these four popular spelling rules, keep in mind the one and only foolproof rule: all spelling rules in English have exceptions.

Seasonable and Seasonal - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Seasonable and Seasonal - Commonly Confused Words - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

mispronunciation - definition and examples in English
Mispronunciation is the act or habit of pronouncing a word in a way that is regarded as nonstandard, unconventional, or faulty.

Indirectness - Definition and Examples in Communication
Indirectness is a way of conveying a message through hints, insinuations, questions, gestures, or circumlocutions.

Specificity - Definition and Examples
In composition, specificity refers to words that are concrete and particular rather than general, abstract, or vague.

Commonly Asked Questions About Figures of Speech
Figurative language

Sic and Sick - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Sic and Sick - Commonly Confused Words - What is the meaning of sic? - Answers to Practice Exercises - Definitions, Examples, and Exercises
The commonly confused words

Essay Assignment: Analysis of George Orwell's "A Hanging"
This assignment offers guidelines on how to compose a critical analysis of

Engfish and Antiwriting - definition and examples
Engfish is Ken Macrorie's term for dull, stilted, and lifeless prose--a

Definition and Examples of Cursing in English
Cursing is (1) calling for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something, or (2) the use of swear words, usually in an exclamation.

Honorific - Definition and Examples
An honorific is a word, title, or grammatical form that signals respect or social deference.

Definition of Prewriting and Prewriting Strategies
In composition, prewriting refers to any activity that helps a writer think about a topic, determine a purpose, analyze an audience, and prepare to write.

Awhile and A While - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

'Awhile' versus 'A While' - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Criterion and Criteria - Commonly Confused Words
The commonly confused words

Criterion and Criteria - Answers to Practice Exercises
The commonly confused words

Stinky Pinky - Definition and Examples
Made up of an adjective and a rhyming noun, a stinky pinky is a compound expression that functions as a playful definition.

The Worst Sort of Husband, by Daniel Defoe - Classic British Essays
In 1707, Daniel Defoe offered this forthright response to the question,

A Quick Quiz on Lost Metaphors
Robert Claiborne examined the literal origins of hundreds of figurative words. After reading Claiborne's brief histories, see if you can identify 10 of those words.

Answers to the Quick Quiz on Lost Metaphors
Here you'll find the answers to A Quick Quiz on Lost Metaphors. Page 2.

Dummies, Ghosts, and Weasels: Unusual Words About Words
If you take pleasure in words, you'll probably also enjoy these 20 delightful (and occasionally disturbing) words about words.

Dependant and Dependent - Commonly Confused Words
The differences between the noun

Dependant and Dependent - Commonly Confused Words
The differences between the noun

Articles in Composition - Definition and Examples
In composition studies, an article is a short work of nonfiction that typically appears in a magazine or newspaper or on a website.

Mark Twain's Top Ten Writing Tips
Here, in remarks drawn from his letters, essays, novels, and speeches, are 10 of Mark Twain's most memorable observations on the writer's craft.

phantonym - definition and examples of phantonyms
Phantonym is an informal term for a word that looks as if it means one thing but actually means something else.

Body Paragraphs - Definition and Examples in Composition
Body paragraphs are the part of an essay, report, or speech that explains and develops a main idea (or thesis).

Inverted Pyramids Definition and Examples
The inverted pyramid is a method of organization in which facts are presented in descending order of importance.

Expletive - Definition and Examples
Definitions and examples of expletives and expletive constructions in English grammar.

Sentence Case - Definition and Examples
Sentence case is the conventional way of using capital letters in a sentence--that is, capitalizing only the first word and any proper nouns.

English in the Philippines - Notes on Language Use
English is one of the two official languages of the Philippines, and roughly two-thirds of the population have some degree of fluency in English.

Notes on Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
A preposition shows the relationship between other words in a sentence. Here are brief answers to some common questions about prepositions and prepositional phrases.

Language Notes on the Use of "Ain't" in English
Though frequently heard in casual speech,

royal we - definition and examples in English
The royal

editorial 'we' - definition and examples
Editorial

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Top 12 Logical Fallacies - Examples and Discussions
For those who need a little refresher, here are 12 of the most common informal logical fallacies.

Testimony - Definition and Examples
Testimony is a rhetorical term for a person's account of an event or state of affairs.

apodixis - definition and examples of apodixis
Apodixis is a term in classical rhetoric for the confirmation of a statement by referring to a widely accepted principle grounded in common experience.

epicrisis - definition and examples of epicrisis
Epicrisis is a circumstance in which a speaker quotes a passage and comments on it.

pysma - definition and examples of pysma
Pysma is a rhetorical term for the asking of multiple questions in succession.

Definition of Name-Calling - Logical Fallacies
Name-calling is a fallacy that uses emotionally loaded terms to influence an audience.

Samuel Johnson on Obscure Writing: The Bugbear Style
In the 18th century, Dr. Samuel Johnson came up with new names for a writing style

Logo - Definition and Examples
A logo is a name, mark, or symbol that represents an idea, organization, publication, or product.

Exploratory Essay - Definition and Examples
An exploratory essay is a short work of nonfiction in which a writer examines an idea without necessarily attempting to back up a claim or support a thesis.

Naturalization, by Charles Dudley Warner


The Plumber, by Anthony Trollope - Classic British Essays
Originally published in 1880,

10 Types of Nouns - Forms, Functions, and Meanings
Let's consider 10 conventional types of nouns--or more precisely, some of the different ways of grouping nouns in terms of their forms, functions, and meanings.

Beautiful Words, Powerful Words, and Irritating Words in English
Find out what others think are the most irritating words and phrases in English--along with the most beautiful words and the most powerful words.

The Day After: How to Regain Your Momentum and Restart Your Writing
Essayist and novelist Robert Chrichton offers a way of making it easier to get started when you begin a day's writing.

E.B. White's Exercise in Sentence Length and Variety
For practice in achieving sentence variety, try chopping up this 319-word sentence by essayist E.B. White.

Bradbury's Blessing for Writers
The author of the novels Fahrenheit 451 and Dandelion Wine passes along some heartfelt advice for anyone who has the desire to write.

Four Limericks on English Usage by Christopher Morley
Join American poet and essayist Christopher Morley on a brief visit to the Lighter Side of Language: four limericks on matters of English usage.

style shifting - definition and examples
In sociolinguistics, style-shifting refers to the use of more than one style of speech during the course of a single conversation or written text.

correspondence rule - definition and examples in English
In morphology, the correspondence rules is a principle that identifies the relation between the form of a word and its meaning.

Nonstandard English - Definition and Examples
Nonstandard English is any dialect of English other than Standard English.

emoticon - definition and examples of emoticons
An emoticon is an ASCII character used in online writing to indicate a writer's mood or attitude.

Internet slang
The term Internet slang refers to the various kinds of informal language used in online communications, especially those on social networking services.

Quotative 'Like' - Definition and Examples in Speech
Quotative 'like' refers to the use of the word 'like' to introduce a quotation, thought, attitude, or feeling.

Remembering School Compositions
After reading these diverse recollections, see if there's a school composition that you can't forget.

James Hilton's One Functional Writing Trick
After moving from London to Hollywood, James Hilton took time out from screenwriting to reveal the secret of his

Tuition-Free Composition Courses Online
If you're able to learn a subject without a teacher by your side, you might want to explore these online opportunities to improve your writing skills.

For You, What's the Hardest Part of the Writing Process?
It's a question I ask my composition students at the start of every term: For each of you, what's the hardest part of writing?

Achieving Emphasis in Writing
Here are five simple ways to emphasize key points in sentences and paragraphs.

In Defense of Fragments, Crots, and Verbless Sentences
On occasion, fragments (or crots or verbless sentences) work just fine. Indeed, better than fine.

Correcting Common Sentence Errors
Here we will practice correcting some of the most common errors in English, including those involving verbs (subject-verb agreement and tense) and pronouns (agreement and reference).

Double Trouble in English Grammar
In English, double constructions (negatives, comparatives, and others) often spell trouble. But this hasn't always been the case.

Paragraph Length - Writing and Composition Tips
Paragraph length refers to the number of sentences in a paragraph and the number of words in those sentences. There's no set rule for how long a paragraph should be.

figure of sound - definition and examples in prose and poetry
A figure of sound (like alliteration or rhyme) relies primarily on the sound of a word (or the repetition of a sound) to convey a particular effect.

Using the Different Forms of Personal Pronouns: Practice Exercise 2
After reviewing the guidelines for Using the Different Forms of Pronouns, try your hand at this short exercise.

Using the Different Forms of Personal Pronouns: Answers to Practice Exercise 2
On this page you'll find the answers to the questions in Using the Different Forms of Personal Pronouns: Practice Exercise 2. Page 2.

Practice in Using Adjectives Formed From Nouns and Verbs - Answers to the Sentence-Completion Exercise
Here are the correct answers to the exercise

Practice in Using Adjectives Formed From Nouns & Verbs
This sentence-completion exercise will give you practice in using adjectives that have been formed from nouns and verbs.

Practice in Forming Interrogative Sentences - Sample Answers to the Exercise in Turning Declarative Sentences Into Questions
Here are sample answers to the exercise on page one: Practice in Forming Interrogative Sentences. In many cases, more than one correct version is possible. Page 2.

Forming Interrogative Sentences - Practice Exercise
This exercise will give you practice in changing word order and verb forms as you convert declarative sentences into interrogative sentences.

Practice in Forming Declarative Sentences - Sample Answers to the Exercise
On this page you'll find sample answers to the exercise on page one: Practice in Forming Declarative Sentences. Page 2.

Forming Declarative Sentences - Exercise
This exercise will give you practice in changing word order and in some cases verb forms as you convert 12 questions into declarative sentences (statements).

Practice in Choosing the Correct Word - Review Quiz: Commonly Confused Words
This exercise will give you practice in distinguishing words that are similar in sound, spelling, or meaning.

Practice in Choosing the Correct Word - Answers to the Exercise
Here are the answers to the review quiz on Choosing the Correct Word. Page 2.

Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects
A compound subject contains two or more simple subjects joined by a conjunction. In this exercise, you will practice identifying compound subjects.

Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects - Answers to the Identification Exercise
On this page you'll find the answers to the exercise Practice in Identifying Compound Subjects. Page 2.

Practice in Using Capital Letters - Answers to the Editing Exercise
Here are the answers to the exercise on page one: Practice in Using Capital Letters. Page 2.

Practice in Using Capital Letters - An Editing Exercise
After reviewing our

Identifying Subject & Object Complements Practice
This exercise will give you practice in identifying subject complements and object complements in sentences.

Practice in Identifying Subject and Object Complements - An Identification Exercise
Here are the answers to the exercise in identifying subject and object complements. Page 2.

Practice in Identifying Independent & Dependent Clauses
This exercise will help you recognize the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause.

Answers to the Exercise in Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses
On this page you'll find the answers to the exercise on page one: Practice in Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses. Page 2.

Practice in Forming the Comparative and Superlative Degrees of Adverbs - Answers to the Sentence-Completion Exercise
On this page you'll find the answers to the exercise in Forming the Comparative and Superlative Degrees of Adverbs. Page 2.

Practice in Forming the Comparative and Superlative Degrees of Adverbs
This sentence-completion exercise will give you practice in forming the comparative and superlative degrees of adverbs.