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Good Subjects for Writing

24th October 2012
Choosing the Right Type of SubjectWhen deciding what the subject of your sentence will be, you have three types of nouns from which to choose: creatures, things, and ideas.Creatures (e.g., people and animals) are the natural choice for subjects because th... Read >

Commas with That and Which

03rd August 2012
Iíll answer two questions at the same time. Do you use that or which? Do you need commas with that and which?To answer both questions, you need to understand restrictive and non-restrictive phrases and clauses. Here are the answers in brief.1. Use which a... Read >

R & R: Rephrase and Replace

19th June 2008
Often when we are editing, we come across sentences that we can revise in several ways. When we cannot easily select a particular revision, we employ a strategy we call R & R, which stands for "Rephrase and Replace." Rephrasing the sentence is creating... Read >

Keeping It Simple: The Subject-Verb-Object Structure

25th May 2008
Clear writing, direct writing, simple writing, economical writing, easy-to-understand writing. All these phrases mean the same thing, and they have one purpose-Help the reader to understand what you are writing. Their opposites are fuzzy writing, confusin... Read >