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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.

When Do I Use a Dash?

To begin, we need to distinguish between three different—and essential—punctuation marks in the English language. 

What Is a Proper Noun?

In the English language, a noun will often serve as a subject or object within a sentence.

What Is a Prepositional Phrase?

Did he look over the window, under the window, around the window, or after the window? No, in this case, he looked through the window.

Where Does the Period Go—Inside or Outside Quotes?

If you're confused about whether to put the punctuation mark inside or outside the quotation mark, you're certainly not alone.

When Do You Use Apostrophe S?

To be an expert in the English language, you need to master more than fluent speech.

Midnight and Noon—When to Use A.M. and P.M.

Here's the short answer—12 p.m. usually refers to noon in the 12-hour clock system.