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Our team of experts posts daily about spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, referencing, and more to help you better understand the English language and improve your writing skills.

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Spelling Tips: -Cede, -Ceed, or -Sede?

When used at the end of a word, “-cede,” “-ceed” and “-sede” sound exactly the...

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How to Cite a Book in IEEE Referencing

IEEE referencing is used in subjects like computing and engineering (or if you are writing...

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5 Top Tips for NaNoWriMo

It’s November! And for aspiring authors, that means one thing: National Novel Writing Month (or...

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The Proofreading Zone: A Haunted Comma Splice

Here at Proofed, we work hard to ensure your writing is error free. And since...

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Word Choice: Hole vs. Whole

For reasons far too boring to go into here, English spelling involves a lot of...

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How to Cite Shakespeare in APA Referencing

To cite, or not to cite – that is the first question. But many referencing...

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How to Use Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

Did you know there are different types of numbers? Two common types are “cardinal numbers”...

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How to End a Sentence (A Guide to Terminal Punctuation)

Punctuation marks that can be used to end a sentence are known as a “terminal”...

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Understanding Title Case and Sentence Case

There are many different ways to capitalize the words in a title of a document...

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Missing Information in Chicago Author–Date Referencing

Do you feel like something is missing from your life? Well, if what you’re missing...

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Word Choice: Past vs. Passed

The words “past” and “passed” are surprisingly tricky. As well as sounding similar and starting...

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A PhD Survival Guide for Doctoral Students

Are you studying for your doctorate? Then it may feel like you’re carrying the world...

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