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Today, I overheard a little boy tell his mother, " I be going to play with my friends," and I almost jumped out of my skin. Over and over again, I have heard small children speak grammatically incorrect and their parents do nothing to correct them. The adage, "The children are our future", is more important than many know. The next generation that is being raised and groomed... read more

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Semicolons and Colons: Getting Coordinated with How to Coordinate Ideas Written by tutor Colin D. Semicolons Definition: A punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma. Proper Uses of the Semicolon Use a semicolon in a list of terms that already includes commas. This clarifies compound entities... read more

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The Function of Periods Written by tutor Colette J. Writing any phrase or paragraph is opening your own interpretation of a subject and expressing it to someone who is presently in front of you, or reading the paragraph in a book or document. By utilizing all the tools that have been given to us, whether nouns, articles, adverbs of location or time, and varieties of tenses of verbs,... read more

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Punctuation Lessons & Help Want to learn more about how to appropriately end your sentences? Have you ever thought you may be using too many commas? Read through our short but thorough section on how to correctly use those pesky punctuation marks! Still confused? Feel free to contact one of our English tutors. Apostrophe Usage Do you know the difference in meaning... read more

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Apostrophe Usage Written by tutor Trisha P. What is an apostrophe? The apostrophe is a punctuation mark. How an Apostrophe Is Used The apostrophe is used for three purposes: To show possession or ownership To indicate the omission of letters To show the plural form or possessive of some letters and numbers Now, let’s look at each use in greater detail. Possessive... read more