Drier or Dryer – Explain These Two Words

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There are many words in our everyday language that sound identical but have different meanings. Think about the phrases that’s besides the point beside the point for example.We call these words homophones. The words dryer and drier are no different. Although these words have similar spellings & pronunciations, their meanings are totally different. In this … Read more

What Are Vivid Verbs? Definition, Examples, and More

Can I tell you a secret

When writing, your goal should not only be to be clear and concise, but you should also aim to capture the reader with your words.  Your writing is much more enjoyable when you use expressive literary techniques to paint a picture in the reader’s mind. One method you should use to do this is vivid … Read more

To Cute or Too Cute Grammar (To vs Too)

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Many writers get tripped up with similar words such as to & too. Especially when it comes to giving a friend a nice compliment. For example, consider the “to cute” or “too cute” grammar rules for a second. Which is the correct phrase? In this post, we’ll break down the difference between to cute and … Read more

Have Had vs Had Had – Grammar Rules 101

teacher explaining Grammar Rules for Had Had

Many writers second guess themselves before writing the phrases “have had” and “had had”. For one, they just seem awkward. There is no chance they are grammatically correct, right? In this post, we’ll fully explain the “have had” and “had had” grammar rules. Use these tips and tricks in your writing! Had Had Grammar Rules … Read more

QuillBot vs Grammarly – Pick The Best Grammar Checker

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At this point, if you are not using a grammar checker as your own personal writing assistant then you’re falling behind. For a variety of reasons, grammar checkers are a must-have. But it can be tricky to decide which tool fits your specific needs best. Most writers narrow their decision down to Quillbot vs Grammarly. … Read more

Denounce vs Renounce – Explain The Difference

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Two words do not get more similar than denounce & renounce. It is easy to see why new writers would get these words confused. Just like the terms in regard or in regards, small spelling differences make a big difference! However, they have different definitions and you cannot use these words interchangeably. In this post, … Read more