Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Wazzup boyo?

July 9th, 2013 in Writing

If you are active on social networking sites, you have probably come across funny combinations of words and numbers. They might make little sense to an outsider, but for people familiar with this lingo they are cool tools for conveying information. Until a few years ago only students and teenagers used this language but now even professionals have started using it probably because they want to fit into this category of uber cool net-savvy kids.

Active and passive voice worksheets

December 19th, 2012 in English Teaching, Writing

A verb form can be in the active voice or in the passive voice. Active verb forms are different from passive forms; however, sometimes they are confused. These mistakes are not very surprising because of the following reasons.

How to add variety to your sentences

March 18th, 2012 in Writing

Using different sentence patterns is essential to add variety to your writing. If your prose is made up entirely of short sentences, the reader will lose interest after a while. Here are a few tips on varying and improving your sentences.

Types of paragraphs

December 23rd, 2011 in Writing

A paragraph is the smallest unit of prose composition. A paragraph may be defined as a group of sentences relating to a single topic. There are several different types of paragraphs. Here is an overview.

Italicization

December 14th, 2010 in Writing

When used properly, italics can add emphasis to your writing. The key is knowing when it is proper to set words in italics. So what are the rules of italicization?

References to males and females – part 2

December 11th, 2010 in Writing

Actor, actress etc

A few jobs and positions have different words for men and women.

Examples are given below:

Man / Woman

Gender (references to males and females)

December 11th, 2010 in Writing

Animals, cars, ships and countries

In English we usually use it to refer to animals and things. However, sometimes we call animals he or she. This practice is common when animals are thought of as having personality.