The 3 Types of Compounds

This post discusses the three types of compounds in English: compound nouns, compound modifiers, and compound verbs. Compound Nouns Compound […]

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30 Words Invented by Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), considered the greatest writer in the English language, used more than 24,000 words in his writings, more […]

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Functions of the Apostrophe

This post discusses the three primary functions of the apostrophe in the English language: the marking of the possessive case […]

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Definitions and Glosses

A definition is a phrase or sentence (or more) that explains the meaning of a term, and a gloss is […]

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30 Sports Idioms

This post lists and defines terms derived from two or more distinct sports that by extension serve as idioms in […]

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Holding Back Your Backstory

Authors call the hidden part of a character’s life their “backstory.” When I was acting in plays, directors might ask […]

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What is an Anagram?

To create an anagram, you rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to form a different word or phrase. […]

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