Good grammar is an essential skill for every successful student, but the number of grammar rules to remember can be dizzying. Here are five grammar tips to help you up your grammar-game, especially when it comes to writing.

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1. Always use active voice

Using the active voice makes your meaning clearer to readers, and helps you omit another grammar faux-pas…

2. Wordiness

Never use two words where one will suffice, and strive to omit unnecessary details, adjectives, as well as adverbs.

3. Serial Comma vs. Semicolon

Never forget to pay attention to your punctuation! When it comes to lists, serial commas are used for three or more items.

4. Apo’strophes’

Apostrophes are only used to show possession or missing letters in the midst of contractions. They definitely don’t belong in the middle of a sentence!

5. Quotation Mark Placement

A dash, semicolon, exclamation mark, or question mark goes outside the quotation marks if the quotation marks do not encompass the entire sentence.

With these five grammar tips on your side, your grammar will improve by leaps and bounds!

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