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Adjectives or Adverbs

Adjectives: Adjectives are words that modify nouns, whereas adverbs, in general, modify verbs. Adjectives and adverbs offer additional meaning to nouns and verbs respectively. They can appear before or after words they modify. Examples for sentences with adjectives: Darryl is my favorite uncle. That’s an old oak tree. The hot summer is here! I have […]


For the uninitiated, a dash is often thought to be a hyphen mark. Well, it is not so. Hyphens and dashes have different significance in English grammar. Moreover, there are different types of dashes, used for different grammatical situations. Check out the minus key (-) on your keyboard: that is the width of a hyphen […]

Proofreading for Commas

Appropriate use of commas brings clarity to the copy you are proofreading, and to achieve that one has to follow certain basic rules of comma usage. Items/persons or any other series of noun forms in a sentence must be separated with a comma. Examples: The teacher distributed drawing books, color pencils, some water colors and […]