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  1. 1. learning | 14 Dec 2010

    To whom it may concern

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » Two pronouns that may cause confusion or raise questions on how and when to use each properly are "who" and "whom". To begin, it is important to recognise the difference between subjects and objects in order to know whe...

  2. 2. learning | 30 Nov 2010

    Punctuating dialogue properly

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » In a previous article, we examined the structure of using dialogue in writing. Today we will look at punctuating written dialogue properly. Almost all new writers make errors when initially learning to punctuate dialogue...

  3. 3. learning | 16 Nov 2010

    Mighty helpful

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » Both "may" and "might" are words that have the same overall meaning: indicating that something is possible. As a result, this can generate the valid question of how and when to use each appropriately.

  4. 4. learning | 02 Nov 2010

    Some kind of wonderful

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Mylife

    » The expression "kind of" literally means "type of" or "variety of", but because there are a few ways to use "kind of", it might cause confusion. The good news is that using "kind of" can be distinguished in three easy an...

  5. 5. learning | 05 Oct 2010

    He said, she said: Learning dialogue basics

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » Inserting dialogue into a writing piece is a great way to move a story along, or to reveal something about a character. Today, we are going to learn some of the basic structural issues of conventional dialogue, saving th...

  6. 6. learning | 21 Sep 2010

    Pain-free contractions

    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » As previously discussed, apostrophes are not only used to show possession, but are also used in contractions. In a contraction, two words are combined, leaving out some letters and replacing them with an apostrophe. Cont...

  7. 7. learning | 07 Sep 2010

    Possession apostrophes

    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » Educators often see misplaced apostrophes in students' writing, and students often hesitantly add them, relying on chance rather than knowledge. Let's add some clarity to the apostrophe misunderstanding!

  8. 8. learning | 24 Aug 2010

    Geographical use of 'the'

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » In a previous WRITEStuff! article, we learned about the, a and an, the three articles in English. The article has since generated questions on when and how the is used when it comes to specific geographic locations. Let&...

  9. 9. learning | 10 Aug 2010

    Articles of interest

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » What are articles? Articles are similar to adjectives, and, like adjectives, articles modify nouns. English has three articles: "the" and "a/an". "The" is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; "a" and "an" are u...

  10. 10. learning | 27 Jul 2010

    Give me a break: Paragraph writing

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    By Heather Vlach, Newspaper section: Learningpost

    » In teaching and learning, you may have heard a few rules about paragraphs, how long they should be or how to organise them. But looking at a number of written resources, including books, magazines, newspapers, or even yo...

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