5 Grammar Rules You Don’t Need to Know

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Information overload is real, and learning useless grammar rules doesn’t help. This post will share five grammar rules you don’t need to worry about. You’ll also learn why some grammar rules are still important and why. Let’s get started. 1. Predicates A predicate is everything in a sentence related to what the subject is doing. … Read more

Why Writers Should Avoid Comma Splices

Reading Time: 3 minutes Should you avoid comma splices? Fiction writers often think that comma splices aren’t a big deal.  I recently ran across an excellent post by Yasmin Yarwood on LinkedIn where she used excellent examples to explain comma splices.  Based on the responses, people either didn’t know what a comma splice is, did know but had never … Read more

Can I Put a Comma Where I Pause?

Reading Time: 3 minutes When students ask too many questions about commas, teachers often revert to a classic piece of advice during comma instruction: put a comma where you pause. This advice leads to confusion when a writer eventually learns that isn’t a rule. So why do teachers tell students to put a comma at a pause? Teachers do … Read more

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