Typical Grammatical Mistakes every Teen needs to stop making

If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty  to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological […]

Grammar Clinic: Phrases

A Phrase is a small group of related words within a sentence or clause. A phrase functions as a part of speech and includes a head (or headword), which determines the nature of the unit.

Principal Types of Phrases:

1. Adjective Phrase: A word group with an adjective as its head. This adjective may be accompanied […]

This Article Will Change How You Use the Prepositions IN, IN TO and INTO

The preposition in generally refers to being inside something: Adam stood alone in the elevator. While the preposition into generally means movement toward the inside of something: Adam walked into the elevator.

But sometimes the meanings of in and into sometimes overlap.

Examples:

After waiting in the hallway for twenty minutes, I finally […]

Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between DATA and INFORMATION

Virtually everyone is guilty of using Data and Information interchangeably but they have different meanings. Data entails facts or details from which information is derived. Individual pieces of data are rarely useful alone. For data to become information, data needs to be put into context.

Information is what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or […]

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How Are You Using These English Words, ENVELOP and ENVELOPE?

How are you using and pronouncing these words? Do you think they mean the same thing, or that one is British and the other American? Hold your answers just yet, as this article seeks to envelop you in the right answers. First with the….

Definition 

Envelop is a verb meaning cover, enclose, or wrap up […]

Grammar Clinic: Agreement (Concord)

Grammar: Agreement (Concord) In English Language

Concord in broad terms means agreement between the subject and the verbs as well as other elements of the clause structure. The idea of concord in the grammar of English suggests that for an English sentence to be correct and meaningful, its constituent parts (i.e. subject, […]

Grammar Clinic: The REAL Difference Between CANVASS and CANVAS

These two words are pronounced the same way and they have similar stress pattern. They also have almost the same derivatives.

A. CANVASS  (verb)

canvass; 3rd person present: canvasses; past tense: canvassed; past participle:canvassed; gerund or present participle: canvassing

1a. Solicit votes from (electors or members).

Example: In each ward, […]

Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between A, AN and THE

‘A’ is used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation.

‘An’ is the form of the indefinite article used before words beginning with a vowel sound.

‘The’ is used to refer to one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to […]

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“Be DELIBERATE When You DELIBERATE”…Do You Know Your Homonyms?

How did you read the words in quote in the headline? Perhaps, you thought the author made an error in typing? No, it’s not an error, but what is called homonyms in English language. Care to have more details as provided by about.com?

What Are Hononyms?

The word homonym was derived […]

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Grammar Clinic: Figures of Speech

Figure of Speech

You might have heard the expression “it’s a figure of speech,” but what does that really mean? A figure of speech is just that – figurative language. It might be words with a literal meaning, a certain arrangements of words, or a phrase with a meaning that is something […]

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