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Verbs and their prepositions 101 [infographic]

  • July 5, 2011
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Sometimes a verb is attached to other words that assist it; word groups consisting of a verb and its helpers are called “verb phrases”. To download a high-resolution poster click here. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by]   Prepositional Phrase A quick explanation of the prepositional phrase can help in understanding…

Passive and non-aggressive voice

  • May 13, 2011
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In writing, sentences are considered to be of “active” or “passive” construction (“voice”) depending on where the emphasis is placed. If the emphasis is placed on the subject, the sentence is considered active, but if emphasis is placed on the object of the action, the sentence is passive. Wikipedia’s passive voice definition states, “The passive…

Words are not what they seem [infographic]

  • May 2, 2011
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‘Look it up in the dictionary!’ – That’s what my mother always told me when I ran across a word I didn’t understand. Good advice, yes? But this was before the internet, and lugging that hefty volume off the shelf wasn’t nearly as appealing as doing the next best thing—guessing at the meaning according to…

10 Funniest Online Terms [infographic]

  • April 25, 2011
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Technology has claimed its own corner of English, and it’s not without humor. Here are 10 of the funniest words and terms from the “interwebz”. Infographic is clickable. To download high resolution poster click here. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by]   1. Cappuccino cowboy/cowgirl The first of our funny words…

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