On this episode of The Prepped & Polished podcast, Alexis Avila lists five grammar tips every student should know.

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.

  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: When it comes to lists, serial commas are used for three or more items. A semicolon is reserved for joining together two related ideas.
  4. Apostrophes: Apostrophes are only used to show possession or missing letters in the midst of contractions.
  5. Quotation Mark Placement: Make no mistake, periods as well as commas always go inside a pair of quotation marks.

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

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