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How to Identify and Fix Comma Splices Using FANBOYS

The FANBOYS Comma Rule

When I say “FANBOYS,” I don’t mean the ones who geek out about cult TV shows; I mean the acronym.

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11 Ways to Convey Melania Trump’s Ideas Without Plagiarizing

On Monday night at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump delivered a heartfelt and inspiring speech, which was later described as the highlight of the night despite the participation of many other speakers.

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Proof Before You Leap: The Ultimate Language Checklist for New Authors

So you’ve finished your novel. Or memoir. Or other piece of creative writing.

Now what?

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Up Your Comma Game by Learning These 3 Essential Rules

When it comes to writing a memo, composing a business email, or preparing a PowerPoint presentation, the details may not be critical enough to warrant hiring an editor or talented copywriter to whisper tips and tricks into your ear. The important part is what you’re trying to convey, right? Well, presentation is still critical, and grammar is a part of clear and precise presentation. If you’re submitting articles as a freelancer or attempting to get a creative piece published, issues can seem even more egregious.

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Don’t Just Add a Comma Where You’d Normally Pause

For some reason, there’s this mythology that’s developed around comma usage where a comma should be added to a sentence where a person would normally pause if speaking or reading aloud.

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Improper Grammatical Usage of “As Such”

One of the grammar gaffes I’ve run into frequently is the improper use of “as such.” Perhaps because it can be interchanged with “therefore” in many cases without changing the meaning, many writers have started conflating the two phrases more and more often. Unlike “therefore,” which is a common transition between sentences with causation, “as such” is actually a prepositional phrase with a pronoun meant to refer back to a previous clause.

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