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Category: modifiers

Such and So: How to Use?

  • January 21, 2013
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The words such and so are used in a similar fashion and are often confused, but they are two different words that should not be interchanged. The foundational so and such differences are the types of words they are used to modify. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by] To download high-resolution…

How Definite is Indefinite?

  • May 10, 2011
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Indefinite and definite articles, such as “a”, “an” and “the”, describe and modify nouns. Articles and niggling little words known as determiners and quantifiers convey general and specific information. Articles tell the reader what you’re talking about and how much there is. Adults and advanced ESL students can run into many challenging situations where abstract…

Place does matter. The story of modifiers.

  • March 28, 2011
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Misplace your keys, and you may miss an appointment. Misplace your cell phone, and you will miss some calls. But — misplace or dangle your modifiers, and readers will wonder what in the world you’re trying to say. Modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that limit or describe other words or groups of words. They…

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