How to Use Italics in Academic Writing: A Guide wi

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Italics are a common formatting tool used in academic writing to emphasize or highlight certain words or phrases. Proper use of italics can help to clarify the meaning of a sentence or emphasize important information, while improper use can be distracting or confusing to the reader. In this ...

A Guide to Proper Parenthesis Use – When, Wh

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Parentheses are commonly used in written English to enclose extra information or clarify a point. They are often used interchangeably with commas or dashes, but it is important to understand their specific uses and proper placement. Knowing the rules of proper parenthesis placement with ...

Hyphens and Dashes – When and Where and How

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Hyphens and dashes are often confused, but they have different purposes and should be used correctly in writing. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the difference between hyphens and dashes, how to use them properly, and provide examples in an instructional tone. Hyphens Hyphens are used to ...

Using Quotation Marks Properly in Academic Writing

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Quotation marks are an essential tool for indicating when someone is speaking or when you are quoting a written text. Proper quotation mark placement is key to making your writing clear and easy to read. To help you better understand this form of punctuation, we will explore the rules of ...

Proper Period Placement in Writing

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Periods are one of the most important punctuation marks in the English language, and they play a crucial role in clarifying the meaning of sentences and making them easier to read. However, many people struggle with proper period placement, leading to confusion and ambiguity in their writing. ...

Proper Comma Placement in writing

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Commas are one of the most frequently used punctuation marks in English, and they play a crucial role in clarifying the meaning of sentences and making them easier to read. However, many people struggle with proper comma placement, leading to confusion and ambiguity in their writing. Here, we ...

Comma vs Semi-colon

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Comma vs Semicolon – Commonly Confused Punctuation One of the most common errors that writers make comes from using the wrong punctuation. Commas and semi-colons are often misused, where you might accidentally use a comma instead of a semi-colon, or visa versa. Overcoming this issue will ...