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Why You Should Never Dangle Your Modifier In Polite Company

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Why You Should Never Dangle Your Modifier In Polite Company“Dropping through the letterbox with a dull thud I picked up the morning post. Sighing deeply the bills dropped into the bin as usual. Having been burnt to a crisp I threw the toast in on top of them.”

As a gentleman I was always taught to avoid encounters which could result in ...

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Nauseating Anxiety – Two Grammatical Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

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Before I became a full time writer I used to be a teacher. I taught English at a number of secondary schools and colleges across the UK, and have always had a love of words and language. I was brought up to respect language and grammar. I can still recall being around 10 years old and being severely reprimanded by my mother for using the noun ‘fun’ as an adjective – no tea until I corrected the grammar of my ...

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A Guide To Using The Active Voice Rather Than The Passive Voice

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A little boy kissing a little girlOne of the things which you should avoid when creating content for websites, writing blog posts or developing any other web content is the passive voice. It’s often been said that the passive voice is weak, and research suggests that some people find it harder to understand than the active voice.

But whilst the recommendation is to write in the ...

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English Writing Tips For Beginner Article Marketers

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For those writers and marketers just beginning to explore the possibilities of article marketing, writing articles in good English can be more of a challenge than might at first be expected. It’s all very well writing letters to your family, a report for work or even a CV, but article marketing is different, and for two good reasons.

Firstly, you have a much wider audience.
Whereas your personal letters and notes might only be read by one or two ...

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Article Writing – Why Correct Sentence Grammar is Essential

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When it comes to article writing, do you think that correct grammar is important, or not? Let me ask the question a different way.

“When you is wrote articles does you thought grammar ain’t not important?”

All right, I confess, I almost felt physical pain writing that last sentence, although 12 years as an English teacher in secondary schools provided me with plenty of material from which to work when crafting ugly, ungrammatical writing such as that. Forgive me.

However, the point is ...

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Article Writing – 5 Tips to Improve Your Articles

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There are many ways in which all of us can improve our articles, but let’s look at 5 elements of every article, and identify one way in which we can aim to improve each element.

1. The Title – The article title is almost always the way in which we attract readers to our article. Whether it’s in the search engine results or a list of articles within an article directory, it is the title which is most likely to grab attention. ...

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How to Write a Good Article Title

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Why are you reading this sentence? Probably because of the title. A good article title will attract readers, which boosts traffic. This is why article writers spend time thinking, planning and redrafting their article titles to ensure maximum clickability. Whether it’s the search results listings or the article directory listings, it is always the article title which decides whether your literary creation will languish forlornly in an unloved and pitiful corner of the web, or attract readers, traffic and potential ...

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SEO Article Writing Tips – The Three ‘R’s Of SEO Article Writing

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3 Ways To Boost Your Success With SEO Article Writing

When you’re writing an SEO article, either for submission to an article directory or publication on your own website, what do you think about most? This might seem like a fairly odd question, since it is very likely to be the subject of the article which is foremost in your mind. Yet is this really true?

For many article marketers it isn’t, and the proof is very evident when you read their ...

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How Much Do You Really Trust Your SEO Article Service?

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The reputation of your business could be in the hands of an SEO article service or article writer. If you have chosen article marketing as one of the ways in which your online business will be promoted, and have decided that you don’t have the time or expertise to sit and write endless reams of SEO articles, then you may well have requested an SEO article service to tackle the job for you.

But be warned, because there are very few ...

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A Writer’s Foibles & Pet Hates

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Every writer has at least one pet hate, and one foible – what is yours?

I have a writer friend who has always had a special hatred for those who qualify an absolute, such as suggesting that something is ‘almost unique’ or ‘almost new’. Naturally, as frequently argues, a thing is either unique, or it is not, but it can never be almost unique; similarly, a thing is either new, or it is not, but there can be no room for ...

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