Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

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Ending a Sentence with a Preposition While growing up, I was taught never to end a sentence with a preposition. NEVER. That was a big no, no. But why? What are Prepositions? Prepositions are words that express a relationship to another word in the same sentence. They usually tell you where something is or when […]

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Grammar Tip: Loose vs. Lose from Mainstay Editorial Services

Loose vs. Lose

Grammar Tips

Grammar Tip: Loose vs. Lose While many people use these words interchangeably, they are not the same, so let’s start this Grammar Tip by defining loose and lose. Loose – adjective – not tight fitting, not securely attached Lose – verb – a defeat, lost or missing But How Do You Remember Which One Is […]

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Grammar Tip: Everyday vs. Every Day from Mainstay Editorial Services

Everyday vs. Every Day

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Grammar Tip: Everyday vs. Every Day Can’t decide if you should use the one-word version or the two-word version of everyday? There is a difference between the two versions, and they cannot be used interchangeably. Everyday (one word) According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, everyday (one word) means used or encountered routinely. In other words, it is common […]

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Copywriting - What is It, Why is It Important

Copywriting –What is It, Why is It Important

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Copywriting –What is It, Why is It Important, and How Can a Professional Help You What is Copywriting? I am frequently asked this question. The words you use to promote your business through websites, brochures, newsletters, advertisements and other promotional materials are known as copy or content. Copywriting is the creation of these words. Why […]

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Grammar Tip: Who's vs. Whose from Mainstay Editorial Services

Who’s vs. Whose

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Grammar Tip: Who’s vs. Whose These two words are frequently confused because they sound alike. However, they don’t mean the same thing, and there is an easy way to remember the difference. Who’s is a contraction for who is. Just remember the apostrophe lets us know there are letters missing. In this case, the apostrophe replaces […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

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Ten Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block Let’s face it. We’ve all been there. Whether we were trying to write a book, website copy, a school paper or even a blog post, we have all faced writer’s block. We sit down at the computer ready to write our story, but our fingers sit idly on the […]

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Grammar Tips from Mainstay Editorial Services Fewer vs. Less

Fewer vs. Less

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Fewer and less are adjectives that describe nouns, so to begin this grammar tip, let’s discuss nouns, specifically countable and uncountable nouns. Countable nouns are objects you can count – cups, oranges and plates. Uncountable nouns are objects you cannot count – water, air, information and courage. When determining if you should use fewer or less, […]

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Creating Content That Engages

Creating Content That Engages

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Engage Your Readers Readers come to your blog for one of three reasons. They want to be educated. They want to be entertained. They want to engage. Content that engages your readers encourages them to do something. It drives your readers to take action. Ways to Engage Your Readers Grab Their Attention Immediately In today’s […]

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Compliment vs. Complement ~ Grammar Tips from Mainstay Editorial Services

Compliment vs. Complement

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Grammar Tip: Compliment vs. Complement Yesterday, my friend complimented my shoes, or did she complement them? Do you get confused about these two words? Don’t worry, I have a tip that will help you keep them straight. According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, a compliment is a remark that says something good about someone or something. […]

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All Right vs. Alright from Mainstay Editorial Services

All Right vs. Alright

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Grammar Tip: All Right vs. Alright This Grammar Tip may seem easy and it is…for now. Technically, alright is not a word, so it would reason that you should use the two-word version – all right. Well, here’s where it could get a little tricky in the future. Grammar is fluid and overtime the rules change. […]

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