Grammar mistakes are a pet peeve of many writers, but even the most diligent writer will occasionally make a grammar gaffe. And some words seem to be the culprits more often than others! It’s important to carefully proofread your writing to catch these sneaky...
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What possessed us to write a grammar guide to apostrophes? After seeing the umpteenth inappropriately placed apostrophe, the expert proofreaders at Writer’s Relief wanted to share a few tips about when to use this punctuation mark and how to get it right every time....
Writers are often warned not to use passive voice and that active voice is better and preferred by readers. But what exactly is passive voice? (Hint: It has nothing to do with verb tense!) At Writer’s Relief, we know the best way to avoid grammar mistakes is to have...
Let’s pause briefly (get it?) to consider the comma. While the comma is one of the most common types of punctuation—it’s also one of the most misused. As the grammar police sit stakeout behind a paragraph on Run-On Road, a sentence missing much-needed commas will whiz...
The first crocuses breaking through the last of the snow may be a sign of spring, but the signs we’ve seen lately tell us that proofreading is needed (aka proofneeding!). Take a look at some of the amusing, groan-worthy signs Writer’s Relief found on the Internet that...
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