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Clauses

How to Identify Independent and Dependent Clauses

What Is a Clause? A clause is a group of words containing both a subject (who or what the sentence is about) and a verb (which describes the main action of the subject). There are two kinds of clauses: independent and dependent clauses. Most simply, an independent clause can form a complete sentence on its […]

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How to Write a Resume Objective

How to Write a Resume Objective

A resume objective is a brief, clearly written statement that explains your main skills and career goals. It is traditionally included at the beginning of your resume. Resume objectives get a lot of bad press. Many career and job-hunting experts say that including a resume objective is a surefire way to make your resume appear […]

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Ultimate Proofreading Checklist

The Ultimate Proofreading Checklist

Okay, so you have to proofread something. Deep breaths. Unless you’re a professional proofreader, you’re likely not too thrilled to find yourself in this situation. You’ve already spent eight hours sitting at your desk writing this document, and three more hours just editing it. Now, you have to proofread it, too?! Yes, yes, you do. […]

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Order of Adjectives

The Order of Adjectives

You might be thinking, “Order of adjectives? Can’t I just lump them all together in front of the noun and call it a day?” It might surprise you to discover that when adjectives are presented in a series, there’s actually a particular order they must follow. Often, native English speakers follow this order out of […]

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Fiction Editing Checklist

The Ultimate Fiction Editing Checklist

Baking is messy. You’ve got a ton of ingredients swirling around your kitchen. There’s flour exploding against the marble countertop, and now there’s some sort of sticky substance on your ceiling. And you could have sworn there was some baking soda at the back of the cupboard, but it’s nowhere to be found. Your non-stick […]

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The Ultimate Blog and SEO Checklist

The Ultimate Blog Writing and SEO Checklist

Writing a blog post should be entirely about helping your readers. Even though you are ultimately promoting yourself, your business, or your brand, self-promotion should take place behind the scenes. That’s what search engine optimization (SEO) is all about. Underutilizing the tools at your disposal is dangerous, and it will drown your valuable content under […]

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