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The Correct Use of Semicolons

What Is a Semicolon? Semicolons (;) are as basic as a period stacked on top of a comma. Does that mean you can use it like either one? Don’t get your hopes up. But don’t let this punctuation mark get … Continue reading

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Sic Definition By Marko Ticak

Sic can be one of several things: An adverb denoting that something is quoted as is, including mistakes. A Scottish word with the same meaning as such. A verb meaning “to attack” or “to entice to attack.” Sic is the … Continue reading

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Affect vs. Effect By Alice E.M. Underwood

Affect and effect are easy to mix up. Here’s the short version of how to use the right word: Affect is usually a verb, which is an action word. It means to impact or change. Effect is usually a noun, … Continue reading

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Should You Use a Comma After “But”? By Marko Ticak

Usually, the only time you should use a comma after “but” is when “but” is followed by a parenthetical element. Use a comma before “but” if it’s at the beginning of an independent clause. Playing fast and loose with your … Continue reading

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