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Essential and Nonessential Clauses

How to Identify Essential and Nonessential Clauses

Clauses are the foundation of writing. Without them, you’d only have a jumble of words with no clear meaning. Therefore, it makes sense to understand what they are as well as the types. Discussing clauses is also the perfect time to address another grammar issue that goes hand in hand with them, the use of... Read The Rest Of The Experience Here......

Comma Before Such As

Should You Use a Comma Before Such As?

Commas often present difficulties for some because of all the rules you need to remember. The correct use of a comma before such as is easy if you know how to recognize a nonessential clause.At a Glance She read many classics, such as “Our Mutual Friend” and “Moby Dick.” [CORRECT] He planned his vacation so... Read The Rest Of The Experience Here......

Comma Before or After But

Question: Use a Comma Before or After But?

Whether you should use a comma before or after but depends on the sentence construction. Recognizing the structure of a sentence will help you identify when you should use it. A few tips will make this task easy. But remember, there is always that pesky exception the rule.Independent ClausesLet’s begin with an example of a... Read The Rest Of The Experience Here......

Comma Before And

When to Use a Comma Before And

The debate whether to use a comma before and will likely play out to the end of time with strong supporters on both sides. The so-called Oxford or serial comma refers to the punctuation mark that appears before and in a series of items. In this case, its usage is a matter of style. But... Read The Rest Of The Experience Here......

Canceled or Cancelled

Is It Canceled or Cancelled?

Oscar Wilde once said, “We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language.” The use of canceled or cancelled is one example of the differences we recognize today between American and British English. It’s essential to be aware of these subtleties as they’re common sources of confusion among writers on... Read The Rest Of The Experience Here......

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