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Words That Start With W: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

When you’re worrying over a game of Words with Friends or Scrabble, win more often by wrapping your head around the letter W.

How Many Words Are in Harry Potter?

By the time J. K. Rowling finished promoting the eighth book of the Harry Potter series, she'd accomplished a huge task.

Past Perfect Tense: How Does It Work?

In the English language, we use a specific verb tense to indicate that an action happened in the past—either before something else or at a particular time.

How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?

Pretend you're a hiring manager, flipping through a stack of resumes and cover letters.

Not Only / But Also: When and How to Use

First of all, to understand these four words, let's discuss how they operate together grammatically. "Not only...but also" is known as a correlative conjunction.

When Do You Use a Colon?

In English, writers use colons to indicate that there's more to come. The colon most often follows an independent clause, introducing a list, a clarification, an illustration, or related information.

Comma Splice: What is it and how to avoid it?

The comma splice is a common grammatical mistake employed by writers who are trying to link two related, but independent clauses, or distinct standalone sentences.

Is “Each” Singular or Plural?

Each is always singular. Even for native English speakers, subject-verb agreement can sometimes be a tricky subject.

Word to Use Instead of Very

It's common, even for native speakers, to unintentionally repeat a word. In spoken English, that's not a big problem.