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    • All Ready and Already Created: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The commonly confused words "all ready" and "already": definitions, examples, and practice exercises." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The commonly confused words "stationary" and "stationery": definitions, examples, and practice exercises." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The practice of writing down or otherwise recording key points of information.
    • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The most widely used system for representing the sounds of any language.
    • amphiboly Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A fallacy that relies on an ambiguous word or grammatical structure in a sentence.
    • Coordinating Words, Phrases, and Clauses Created: Friday, November 03, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A common way to connect related words, phrases, and even entire clauses is to coordinate them--that is, connect them with a coordinating conjunction such as "and" or "but.""
    • diary Created: Friday, July 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A personal record of events, experiences, thoughts, and observations.
    • dynamic verb Created: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A dynamic verb is used primarily to indicate an action, process, or sensation as opposed to a state.
    • documentation Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Documentation is the process of providing evidence (including both primary and secondary sources) in a research paper.
    • Top 12 Logical Fallacies Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      For those who need a little refresher, here are 12 of the most common informal logical fallacies." itemprop="description"> Sunday, September 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A stage of the writing process in which a writer strives to improve a draft (and sometimes prepare it for publication) by correcting errors and by making words and sentences clearer, more precise, ...
    • writer Created: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      (a) A person who writes (articles, stories, books, etc.). (b) An author: a person who writes professionally.
    • metaphor Created: Monday, January 22, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common.
    • rhetorical question Created: Monday, January 22, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A question asked merely for effect with no answer expected.
    • sarcasm Created: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A mocking, often ironic or satirical remark, usually intended to wound as well as amuse.
    • toponym Created: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A place name or a word coined in association with the name of a place.
    • situational irony Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An occasion in which the outcome is significantly different from what was expected or considered appropriate.
    • hypophora Created: Saturday, February 24, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Raising questions and answering them.
    • antonym Created: Sunday, March 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word.
    • spelling reform Created: Monday, November 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Any organized effort to simplify the system of English orthography.
    • preposition Created: Sunday, January 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.
    • possessive case Created: Sunday, June 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The inflected form of nouns and pronouns usually indicating ownership.
    • epistrophe Created: Sunday, December 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.
    • Rack and Wrack Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      As verbs, "rack" means to torture or cause great suffering, while "wrack" means to wreck or cause the ruin of something. The noun "rack" means a frame, an instrument of torture, or a state of inten...
    • symbolism Created: Friday, August 21, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The use of one object or action (a symbol) to represent or suggest something else.
    • wordiness Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning in speech or writing.
    • future progressive Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A verb construction (made up of the verb phrase
    • reporting verb Created: Sunday, October 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A verb used to indicate that discourse is being quoted or paraphrased.
    • Brake and Break Created: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Definitions and examples of two commonly confused words:" itemprop="description">
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    • 60 Essays: Contents of Essay Samplers Created: Sunday, January 14, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Here you will find the contents of our five Essay Samplers organized by title, author, and theme." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Despite the ready availability of spell checkers, grammar software, and online dictionaries and style guides, every serious writer still needs a few good reference books by her side.
    • catchphrase Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The definition of the word “catchphrase,” often associated with media, along with examples from television, literature, and politics.

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