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How Do You Check the Word Count on a Google Doc?

Whether you're working on an essay, article, or letter, you probably plan to write until you've covered everything you need to say.

How Many Words Are There in the English Language?

Think about some technology-inspired words in English. You know what it means to "Instagram" or "Google" something, right?

How Many Words Are in a Novel Chapter?

Here’s the short answer—novel chapters tend to be 3,000-5,000 words. James Patterson’s chapters have 250-500 words, though. So, what’s a writer to do?

How Do You Quote a Quote?

Whether you're penning a short story or writing a research paper, you may come across a situation where you need to quote another quotation

Words That Start With M

Everyone wants a magnificent mouthful of vocabulary. Whether you're mellowing out or mouthing off into a megaphone, knowing more words makes you mighty.

Words That Start With R: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

letter R

If you’re looking to reinvent your vocabulary, get ready to recognize words that start with the letter R.

Words That Start With P: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

letter P

If you’re looking to possess a plentiful vocabulary, prepare to pore over words that start with the letter P.

Words That Start With T: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

letter T

Think about all the times you’ve tried to remember a word. Avoid this trouble by teaching yourself to talk with a terrific vocabulary.

Where does the comma go—before or after but?


Using Coordinating Conjunctions to Link Independent Clauses First, let's address why you'll typically put the comma before the word but. Often, you'll use but and the other coordinating conjunctions (and, for, nor, or, so, and