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We all know what it's like, you sit down at your desk to write something, and you know exactly what you want to say, but somewhere, on the journey from the brain to the page, the message gets lost ... But fear not, dear reader, for help is at hand whatever your writing needs!


I know you're anxious to start finding answers to your language and writing questions, but before you go any further, try this little quiz ... it will only take a few seconds.

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Maybe you'd rather write fiction, if so, should you choose to write a short story or a novel? Here are some tips on writing a short story and then how to write a darned good novel!

Perhaps the most common piece of writing most of us will be called on to write is a business letter ... Does your heart sink at the very thought? Here's all you need to know to write an effective business letter.

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What about that wonderful word from childhood days ... Kemosabe! Or is it Kemo Sabe? Better check now to make sure!

And if you're writing about the Lone Ranger (or anything else), you must be careful you don't plagiarise the work of other writers. Here's how to avoid plagiarism.

Let's now pay a visit to one of the banes of many writers -- the dreaded apostrophe!

I have this wonderful vision of writers around the world with little silver containers of apostrophes, shaking them with gay abandon over everything they write ... But we all know that's not the way to do it. So when do you use it's and when do you use its? Click now for the answer to this question and a t'riffic tip that will help you avoid confusion with the use of apostrophes for evermore!

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And I know what you're thinking ... I thought you couldn't end a sentence with a preposition!

This is a hugely over-rated rule, because it all depends on the context -- sometimes the construction can sound terribly contrived and awkward if you don't end with a preposition as the outburst famously attributed to Winston Churchill illustrates.  The story goes that an editor had re-cast one of Churchill’s sentences to avoid ending it in a preposition, and he scribbled the following note in response: “This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.”

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And then there's punctuation, which you ignore at your peril. Consider the following if you don't believe punctuation has a vital role to play in communication:

"Let's eat, Grandma!"

"Let's eat Grandma!"

Click to find out why the "when in doubt, leave it out" approach to punctuation just won't work!

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What's wrong with these sentences?

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Hmm ... You may be surprised to learn that there's a common error in every sentence!

1. There's lots of animals at the zoo.

2. He's been laying on the beach every day of his holiday.

3. She managed to buy the three last tickets for the concert.

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