Writing Tip of the Day

Rage Comic Writing #5
Hyphen:The hyphen (-) is used to connect two or more words and numbers into a single concept. In the above image, the hyphen is used to link two words to describe hair (although it is a bit of a stretch because this is slang). Without the hyphen, it looks as though the speaker is impressed with hair from a different part of the body
(The dash [–] is longer and is used to indicate an interruption in a sentence)

Rage Comic Writing #5

Hyphen:
The hyphen (-) is used to connect two or more words and numbers into a single concept. In the above image, the hyphen is used to link two words to describe hair (although it is a bit of a stretch because this is slang). Without the hyphen, it looks as though the speaker is impressed with hair from a different part of the body

(The dash [–] is longer and is used to indicate an interruption in a sentence)

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Yo, Grammar: What’s Up With “Who” and “Whom”?

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  • Although some people (including teachers) claim that “whom” is no longer relevant (i.e., no one uses it, and no one knows how to use it properly), standardized exams (including the SAT) do include questions that test whether you know the difference between the two!
  • If this is still confusing to you, rephrase your sentence to avoid the entire who vs. whom problem.
  • If you have further questions on this topic, tweet us @The_YUNiversity. Cheers.

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Writing Tip #4 (image)

Writing Tip #4 (image)

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Writing Tip #3 (image)
Many thanks to my friend for the lovely eCard ;]

Writing Tip #3 (image)

Many thanks to my friend for the lovely eCard ;]

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Writing Tip #2
Commonly confused words: dear/deer

dear:
adj.: regarded with deep affection
e.g. He is a dear friend of mine.  We were very close growing up.
noun: a lovable person
e.g. She is a dear!  She gets along with everyone.
exclamation: used in expressions of surprise or dismay
e.g. Oh dear!  I forgot to pick up the cake this morning.

deer:
noun: a hoofed animal that is a member of the Cervidae family
"deer" is singular and plural
e.g. Bambi is a fawn, which is a baby deer.

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Rage Comic Writing #4
The comma has many uses. One is to let the reader know who is being directly addressed. Without the comma, Person X is asking his friend if he told Alice.  With the comma, Person X is asking Alice if she was the one who spread information.

Rage Comic Writing #4

The comma has many uses. One is to let the reader know who is being directly addressed. Without the comma, Person X is asking his friend if he told Alice.  With the comma, Person X is asking Alice if she was the one who spread information.

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Rage Comic Writing #3
Commonly confused words: than/then
"Than" is a conjunction used in comparisons"Then" has several meanings: indicates a point in time, next in a series, in that case

Rage Comic Writing #3

Commonly confused words: than/then

"Than" is a conjunction used in comparisons
"Then" has several meanings: indicates a point in time, next in a series, in that case

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Rage Comic Writing #2
Use commas before or surrounding the name or title of a person directly addressed.

Rage Comic Writing #2

Use commas before or surrounding the name or title of a person directly addressed.

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Rage Comic Writing #1
Commonly Confused Words: compliment/complement

Rage Comic Writing #1

Commonly Confused Words: compliment/complement

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Writing Tip #1

"without" is one word
“every time” is two words
“lifestyle” is one word
“a lot” is two words
“loose” means not tight
“of” doesn’t come after “should/would/could”

Your name is spelled with a certain combination of letters and spaces/symbols.
Words are spelled with a certain combination of letters and spaces/symbols.

Changing the spelling of your name doesn’t change who you are, but it affects how others will identify you in writing.
Changing the spelling of words doesn’t change the sentence in your head, but it affects what you are communicating to your reader.

We can’t always rely on our friends’ fluency of the language.
“I can see your garbage.”
“I can see you’re garbage.”

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"Writing tip of the day" is a blog meant to educate others about commonly confused and misused words, punctuation, phrases, et cetera. Posts are (thus far) sectioned into two categories: Rage Comic Writing and Writing Tips.  I hope you find these posts entertaining and educational