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Word Choice: Allusion vs. Illusion

“Allusion” and “illusion” are both fairly rare words. They also sound similar, making it is...

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English Dialects: What Is Canadian English?

Despite the stereotypes, Canadian English is not saying “aboot” instead of “about.” It is actually...

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How to Structure a Business Report

The content of a business report will depend on what you are writing about. Even...

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What Is Vancouver Referencing?

Vancouver is the most populous city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is...

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How to Write for a Non-Academic Audience

If you are passionate about your subject area, you may want to share your knowledge...

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English Dialects: What Is British English?

English may have begun in England (sort of – it’s a Germanic language, after all)....

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International Women’s Day: Pioneering Female Writers

It’s International Women’s Day, which seems a good time to celebrate pioneering female writers! But...

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Vocabulary Tips: On the One Hand, On the Other Hand

The phrase “on the one hand… on the other hand” is common in English. But...

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5 Tips for Developing a Brand Voice

A strong brand voice can take a company to the next level. But, likewise, a...

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3 Ways to Celebrate National Grammar Day

For proofreaders, every day is “Grammar Day.” But for everyone else, National Grammar Day is...

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English Dialects: What Is American English?

You may have heard people describe certain words or spellings as “American English.” But what...

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Citing Images in APA Referencing

Most sources you cite in a college paper will be text based (e.g., books and...

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