What is a Collective Noun?
This seems like an easy question with an easy answer, and it is! A collective noun is a word that describes a collection of people, places, or things! Which of these words will now have a new meaning for you? [Infographic provided by Grammar.net]
intense or intensive?
These two adjectives are very similar, so who do you know when to use which? It really is rather easy, and just may take some practice. Emotions are intense. Actions are intensive. Intense describes qualities and conditions that come from within. Intensive describes the degree of an outside influence. Can you use each word in a complete…
Dictionary, Lexicon, or Glossary? Which is Which?
Almost everyone has used a dictionary at some time or another: A dictionary is a reference book that contains the pronunciations, meanings, part of speech, history, and correct spellings of most of the words of a language. A glossary is a specialized vocabulary list, and usually does not contain any other information except for the definitions of…
You’ve Written It…Now You Need an Editor
Whew! It’s done! But wait…writing your book, article, eBook, sales page, web copy is only the first step. Now your masterpiece needs to be professionally proofread and edited. Proofreading is the process of checking for typos, spelling errors, incorrect punctuation, etc. Detailed line editing includes a…