Imagery in Writing: Definition and Examples

Imagery in Writing: Definition and Examples

Have you ever read a passage about a sumptuous feast that made your mouth water, or felt your skin tingle while reading about the chill of a frigid winter night? Those reactions are the result of imagery. Imagery is language that appeals to the senses. What is imagery? Imagery enhances writing by creating a physical […]

Tag Questions Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Tag Questions Exercises (With Printable PDF)

You already know what tag questions are, don’t you? Tag questions are short questions added at the end of statements. Try these three worksheets about tag questions. The exercises will require you to recall tag question rules, complete the tag question, and respond to tag questions. What’s a Tag Question? A tag question is a […]

What Does “Bcc” in an Email Mean? Definition and Examples

What Does “Bcc” in an Email Mean? Definition and Examples

“Bcc” is a way to send people a copy of an email while keeping their email addresses hidden from the rest of the recipients. Understanding bcc is part of basic email etiquette. While you might not use the bcc function often, it’s good to know how to use it, when to use it, and when […]

When To Use A Comma Before “Or”

When To Use A Comma Before

“Or” is a versatile word that provides an audience with a choice between multiple ideas, actions, or items. It can be used before an independent clause or introduce a subordinate clause. It also can be used to list items. When using “or” in a sentence, you may have seen it used with a comma, but […]

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition: It’s Ok and It’s Not

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition: It's Ok and It's Not

Is it OK to end a sentence with a preposition? Many teachers will say no, but the truth is, under the right circumstances, ending a sentence with a preposition is not only acceptable—it’s the best option. However, there are times when it should be avoided; it’s just a matter of learning the rules. And what […]

Verbs Followed By Gerunds – List, Examples & Worksheet

Verbs Followed By Gerunds - List, Examples & Worksheet

In English, we often use verbs followed by gerunds. Gerunds are verb forms used as nouns. In other words, it functions as a regular noun in a sentence. Today, I’ll share some of the more common verbs followed by gerunds, examples, and a worksheet to help you practice. Let’s get started! What Are Gerunds? In […]

Accept vs Except: Definition and Examples

Accept vs Except: Definition and Examples

The English language has many words that are spelled or pronounced similarly. Accept and except are on the list of commonly confused words that have two very different meanings. Below, we’ll learn their definitions and explain how to use accept and except in a sentence, to ensure you’re using the correct word in the right […]

Adjectives and Adverbs Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Adjectives and Adverbs Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Both adjectives and adverbs are modifiers. But they describe different parts of speech in the English language. Adjectives alter nouns and pronouns, while adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Answer this adverbs and adjectives test to challenge your understanding of the topic. It’s divided into three parts: multiple choice, identification, and completion tests. Adjectives vs. […]

How to Write a Great Holiday Card, with Examples

How to Write a Great Holiday Card, with Examples

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to write a holiday card or end-of-year note to your family, friends, and colleagues. You’ve picked the perfect design or photo and created your mailing list, but now you’re stuck on what to write. Maybe you’re overthinking it or wondering about proper holiday card etiquette. Even […]

Order of Adjectives – Rules, Chart & Worksheet

Order of Adjectives - Rules, Chart & Worksheet

The English language is defined by various parts of speech that help you make messages clear to your audience. The details you add to your speech and writing are especially important to ensure you are understood. When describing things, you need to follow a specific order of detail. Adjectives are words that provide detail, and […]