Common Questions

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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.

What Is a Novella?

A novella is a piece of prose fiction, usually numbering between 15,000 and 60,000 words.

How Many Words Are in the Bible?

Think about how many religious groups exist within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Now, imagine that the number of sacred texts is even greater!

Italics and Underlining: Titles of Books

When writing, the decision about how to type a title can be particularly vexing.