Common Irregular Verbs (2)

August 28, 2014 – 1:31 pm A few months ago I started this little mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the second installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base ...

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Don’t Forget To Write Goodbye

July 30, 2014 – 2:52 pm I have noticed that one of the most frequently visited pages on my main writing help website is the sample goodbye letter. The template that I have posted there is a typical farewell letter of the type that I recommend you write whenever you are leaving one organization to take ...

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Writing the Friendly Thank You Letter

June 30, 2014 – 12:38 pm During my lifetime I have found that lasting long-term friendships are among the most significant aspects of life. One very important part of maintaining a long lasting friendship is making sure that you properly and appropriately thank your friends after you have spent time with them, especially if they were ...

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Always Use A Sample Letter

May 28, 2014 – 11:48 am Two of the most popular pages on my Writing Help Central website contain links to dozens of real-life sample letters for both personal and business situations. The fact that these pages are some of the most visited on the website is a good thing because it means that many people ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (1)

March 26, 2014 – 3:22 pm The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base form of the verb. If you aren’t sure whether a verb is regular or irregular, and the dictionary only lists the base ...

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How To Overcome Writer’s Block

February 27, 2014 – 2:44 pm One of the most serious problems that many of us face on an almost daily basis is the problems that arise when faced with a blank page or screen. In fact, there’s nothing much worse in the office or school environment than having to deal with the dreaded “writer’s block” ...

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Commonly Confused Words/Terms – No. 9

January 30, 2014 – 11:44 am This is the 9th and final installment in my ongoing series of words and/or terms that are commonly confused in everyday writing and speaking. Some of these words/terms are used in informal speech as "colloquialisms" but should not be used in most types of formal writing. As I said, this is final ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2013

December 30, 2013 – 12:13 pm This is my usual year-end blog post. During 2013 more than 3.5 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with their writing projects. So, in my year-end post to The Write Place Blog I am giving you ...

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Gender-Neutral Equivalent Words

November 30, 2013 – 7:02 pm Now that we are well into the 21st century, stereotyping people based on their sex (i.e. sexual stereotyping) is no longer an acceptable practice in everyday English language usage. Although the adoption of this principle may still vary from country to country, and culture to culture, it is becoming increasingly ...

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Irregular Plural Nouns

October 31, 2013 – 2:56 pm The plural form of many nouns in English is irregular. Although, the standard way to pluralize a word in English is to add an "s" at the end of the word, there are many exceptions. Many of these non-standard or irregular plurals are non-intuitive, and the only way to know ...

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