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Seize vs. Cease

The enemy countries ceased fire and then one seized the other’s air force base. Does the above sentence makes sense to you? It uses two homophones i.e. a pair or words that have same pronunci...

Semi Colon

Punctuation is the basic element of English grammar and without it a sentence is not only incomplete but als...

Semicolon Goes Outside

The semicolon should be placed outside quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a semicolon, the semicolon is dropped. According to the editor, writers do make mistakes when "quoting from research sources";...

Semicolons and Independent Clauses

A semicolon separates two or more independent clauses joined without a coordinating conjunction: The Court required police to warn suspects of their constitutional rights; in doing so, it made judicial histor...

Semicolons Instead of Commas

If the series is long and complex or any one element has a comma within it, separate each element of the series with a semicolon: The company has offices in Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia;...

Semicolons Separating Elements in a Series

Semicolons Instead of CommasWe reviewed this rule when we discussed the serial-comma rule in the discussion on the comma above. It bears repeating, however. When elements in a series are long and complex or involve internal p...

Semicolons with Quotation Marks

Semicolon Comes OutsideThe semicolon should be placed outside ending quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a semicolon, the semicolon in the quotation is dropped: The agen...

seminar - correct spelling

noun
Example: He conducted a seminar in effective writing in Shanghai....

sense - correct spelling

noun and verb
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses sense and since. Click here for that discussion....

sense, since

A sense can be any one of the faculties: taste, touch, hearing, smell, sight, or equilibrium. It can also mean “understanding” or “perception.”Since means “from a certain point in time up un...

sensible - correct spelling

adjective
Not sensable.Example: She wore sensible shoes....

sensuous, sensual

Both words mean “of or appealing to the senses.” The difference in usage is that sensual is more closely associated with physical senses and sexual desires. Sensuous is used to describe things that ...

sentence

A grammatically complete sentence has a subject and a conjugated verb, as in Mary sang. A sentence is also an in...

Sentence

In order to understand and have full command over English language, you need to know what about its grammar....

sentence - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: A complete sentence has a subject ...

sentence adverb

A sentence adverb modifies an entire sentence or clause. According to top authorities, adverbs, including those ending in ‑ly, can modify entire sentences. Here are some examples drawn from reputable sources: ...

Sentence Structures

A sentence is any group of words that appear together and make up a complete thought. There are different ty...

separate - correct spelling

adjective and verb
Not seperate.Example: They put their two sons in separate bedrooms. adjecti...

separation - correct spelling

noun
Example: They dreaded the long separation from each other....

septuagenarian - correct spelling

noun and adjective
Not septagenarian.Example: Though my father was a septuagenarian, he stilled mowed the yard and ...

sergeant - correct spelling

noun
Example: The staff sergeant issued the order....

serial-comma rule

When you join three or more elements in a series, put a comma before the conjunction (usually and or or). Thus: red, white, and blue. This is the s...

Serial-Comma Rule - Red, White, and Blue

When you use a coordinating conjunction to join two elements of a series, no comma comes before the conjunction. But when you join three or more elements, the preferred rule requires a comma before the coordinati...

Serial-Comma Rule ‑ Examples

Here are some examples of correctly using the serial comma: The flag is red, white, and blue. (Three predicate adjectives.)In her will, the woman left jewelry, coins, stocks and bonds, but...

Serial-Comma Rule ‑ Red, White, and Blue (2)

Comma, Comma, and CommaWhen you use a coordinating conjunction (usually and or or) to join two elements of a series, no comma comes before the conjunction. But when you join three or more el...

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