Writing Frequently Asked Questions

How do I format salutations?

How do I format an inside address?

What´s an easy proofreading tip?

How do I avoid redundancies?

How do I use semicolons?

What is the difference between "affect" and "effect"?

What words should I capitalize?

How do I know if a phrase is essential or nonessential?

How do I punctuate an introductory phrase?

Do I capitalize a question in a sentence?

What´s the diff. between a compound sentence and a compound predicate?

What abbreviations need periods?

How do I use commas with abbreviations?

Which is correct--regards or regard?

What´s the difference between "indifferent" and "in different"?

How do I punctuate lists?

How do I become a subject matter expert?

What pronouns are singular?

How do I format military addresses?

How do I use quotation marks?

How do I use quotation marks with other punctuation?

Do I use a comma with an afterthought?

How do I make a possessive?

How do I improve my proofreading?

What common phrases should I avoid?

Do I use commas with essential and nonessential phrases?

What abbreviations need periods?

How do I use commas with dates?

What´s the difference between "flammable" and "inflammable"?

Do I add a comma with a city/state combination?

When do I capitalize compass points?

How do I use ellipses?

What´s the difference between "among" and "between"?

Which is correct: "different from" or "different than"?

Which is correct--allot or a lot?

Do I capitalize family titles?

How do I divide words?

Should I use serial commas?

What´s the difference between "there," "their," and "they´re"?

What is a good style guide?

How do I locate common typos?

How do I punctuate a direct address?

How do I use parentheses with other punctuation?

How do I use hyphens?

How many spaces after a period?

How do I know when to use accept or except?

Do I capitalize common nouns?

Do I capitalize words that used to be proper nouns?

Which is correct--first or firstly?

What´s the difference between "allude" and "refer"?

What´s the difference between "titled" and "entitled"?

Do I have to spell out acronyms?

What is a noun phrase?

Can I use commas for special emphasis?

How do I use a salutation if I don´t know the person´s gender?

What´s the difference between accede and exceed?

What is the difference between advice and advise?

Do I capitalize the word "state"?

How do I write clock times?

How should I list numbers in my manuscript?

When do I capitalize a noun followed by a number?

How do I use "self" pronouns?

What is the correct date format?

How do I format telephone numbers?

How do I write to a college dean?

What is a simple sentence?

How do I punctuate adjacent numbers?

How do I write a salutation for a hyphenated name?

Which is correct: cannot or can not?

What´s the difference between "good" and "well"?

How do I avoid masculine bias?

What is an abstract noun?

How do I use ellipses?

What is the difference between "irritate" and "aggravate"?

What is the difference in adapt and adept?

What is an adjective?

What is the difference in ad and add?

How do I address a letter to a doctor?

What´s the difference between "farther" and "further"?

How do I research my ideas?

Do I capitalize nicknames?

Do I capitalize lists?

How do I capitalize poetry?

What´s the difference between "lay" and "lie"?

Do I use a comma before Jr., Sr., etc.?

How do I punctuate addresses in a sentence?

What´s the difference between "principal" and "principle"?

What´s the difference between "nauseous" and "nauseated"?

What´s the difference between "each other" and "one another"?

What is a correlative conjunction?

What is a pronoun?

What´s the difference in allusion and illusion?

How do I write to a professor?

How do I write to a college president?

What is an appositive?

What is a compound-complex sentence?

What is direct address?

What is punctuation?

What is an adverb?

What are nonessential elements?

What is an antecedent?

How do I format compass points in an address?

How do I use the word comprise?

What´s the difference between "disinterested" and "uninterested"?

What´s the difference between "you´re," "your," and "yore"?

How do I punctuate a question within a sentence?

What is a collective noun?

What is a direct object?

What is a gerund?

What is the difference between aid and aide?

What is a participle?

How do I write to the board of education?

What is an article?

What is a compound sentence?

What is a complex sentence?

What´s the difference between access and excess?

What is a common noun?

How do I capitalize poetry?

What is a contraction?

How do I know when to use -sede, -ceed, and -cede?

What is the difference between "imply" and "infer"?

How do I know whether to abbreviate a city name?

What´s the difference between "may" and "can"?

What´s the difference between "fewer" and "less"?

What´s the difference between "anxious" and "eager"?

What´s the difference between "to," "too," and "two"?

What is a dependent clause?

What´s an infinitive?

What is an interjection?

What is an object?

How do I write to a school principal?

How do I address a letter to a diplomat?

How do I address a letter to a government official?

What is the difference in ascent and assent?

What are parenthetical elements?

What is a modifier?

What are the parts of speech?

What is an indirect object?

What is a predicate?

What is a preposition?

What is a prefix?

What is an independent clause?

What is a coordinating conjunction?

What´s the difference between biannual, biennial, and semiannual?

What´s the difference between "already" and "all ready"?

What´s the difference between "percent" and "percentage"?

What´s the difference between "anybody" and "any body"?

What is correct: birthdate, birthday, or date of birth?

What´s the difference between "bring" and "take"?

What´s the difference between "altogether" and "all together"?

What´s the difference between "amount" and "number"?

What´s the difference between agenda and addenda?

What is a conjunction?

What´s the difference between air and heir?

What is a phrase?

What is a proper noun?

What is a noun?

What´s the difference between addition and edition?

What is a dangling modifier?

What is the difference in alternate and alternative?

What is the difference between adherence and adherents?

What is the difference between adherence and adherents?

What is the difference between breath and breathe?

What is the difference in altar and alter?

What´s the difference in allowed and aloud?

What´s the difference between bridal and bridle?

What´s the difference between ail and ale?

What´s the difference between "adverse" and "averse"?

What´s the difference between "both" and "each"?

What´s the difference between IT´S and ITS?

What is correct: all right or alright?

What´s the difference between "ensure," "insure," and "assure"?

What´s the difference between bullion and buouillon?

What´s the difference between "allude" and "elude"?

What´s the difference between broach and brooch?

What´s the difference between ante- and anti-?

Are good titles important?

Does uninterested and disinterested mean the same thing?

What is the proper way to address correspondence to an ambassador of a foreign nation?

what is the proper usage of "obligated" vs. "obliged?"

in a business letter, which of the following is correct

When should you use I or me or myself when speaking and writing. What are the rules on this?

What are the deadlines for LifeTips projects?

How do I answer user questions?

What can I find on the job board?

How can I develop my story idea further or come up with a more indepth story to write?

How can I write a better press release for my new book?

How can I write better articles for the internet?

How do I find time to write?

How can I deal with the lonliness of the writer's life?

How do I build a clip file?

What should I do when I get a rejection slip?

How can you improve your sentences?

When should you use the exclamation point?

Wehn are words lilke "east" and "west" capitalized?

How can you be more persuasive?

How long should your sentences be?

How do you use the hyphen as an adjective?

What is the difference between then and than?

What is the difference between whose and who's?

What is a fragment?

How do you develop characters that you are writing about in your novel?

Want to write a book? How do I begin?

How do I get reviews for my book I've written?

What is a misplaced modifier?

Which is correct--"seek" or "find"?





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