What’s the difference between a phrase and a sentence? And what about clauses? (Part 1)

Well, first we have to straighten out which is which. A phrase is the least complicated unit, followed by clauses and sentences. Let’s take a look: Phrases! A phrase is any set of words that seem to go together. English speakers associate words in small groups according to meaning. For example, in the sentence The... Continue Reading →

Common Mistakes: Affect vs. Effect

These two words sound so similar — how can you tell which one to use when? Even though they’re almost the same in spelling and pronunciation, there’s a difference in the meaning, and choosing the right one will help make your writing sound smarter. Even native speakers commonly make this mistake, so learn the difference and you... Continue Reading →

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