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How to Cite a Memorial Inscription

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Mysterious Punctuation You Should Get To Know

The comma. The period. The quotation mark. The apostrophe. These punctuation marks have been familiar friends since elementary school. Now, it’s time to take your knowledge a step further and master some wonderfully obscure punctuation, courtesy of the English language! You might not use these everyday, but they’re fun to bring up and will expand […] ...

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Quiz: Go Wild Over These Collective Nouns for Animals

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Video Lesson: Using Transitions

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Typing or Writing Notes: Which Is Best?

You’ve probably taken a bajillion notes in your life by now. It’s how you absorb and remember class lectures, organize research, and study for tests. But even though you’ve taken notes for years, there’s one big question that might still stump you: is it better to type or handwrite notes? Let’s take a look at […] ...