Author: Alan Brooks

Block Quotes

When quoting material from sources in your writing, you should generally try to trim down the quotes as much as possible. Sometimes though, for one reason or another, you may need to quote a long (generally a hundred words or...

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Diction

In math, there can be more than one way to correctly solve an equation. Some might be easier or more difficult, but the most important thing is that you get the correct answer. For example, 2+2 and 1+1+1+1 and 2×2 and 22...

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Verb Tenses

One of the most difficult things for fledgling writers and English learners is verb tenses. Most memoirs and fiction stories are written in the past tense for the obvious reason that we tend to tell stories about things that...

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Subject/Verb Agreement

Ensuring that verbs agree with their subjects is a problem that less-experienced writers frequently have and, while it sounds complicated at first, the truth is that it’s a fairly simple problem to fix. In English, (and Latin...

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