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Quick Tips: Using Contractions Correctly

by • February 23, 2015
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Contractions are useful in both spoken and written language. They save time, use fewer letters than full words, and help us to sound less formal when the situation calls for it. Contractions are combinations of two words and, in most cases, the apostrophe indicates where letters are… MORE →

Two-minute Grammar: The Bare-bones Basics of Prepositions

by • February 13, 2015
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“Vampires! Zombies! Werewolves!” “Where?!” “Behind you!” Thank goodness for prepositions. Imagine not knowing where the danger lay! Prepositions tell us where or when something is in relation to something else. When monsters are sneaking up on you, it is good to have these special words to tell… MORE →