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'This' is often used to refer something we just said. "Sam has won the youth swimming competition for his high school. This made his parents very proud." Even though it's not wrong to
If you ever wondered when to use the long dash (—) instead of the short one (-) then this post is going to clarify a bit for you. In short, the short dash is
1. Use comma when there's an identifierIdentifier are words that uniquely describe the noun, before the noun. Wrong: I went to see the movie, Avengers with my friend, Sarah. Correct: I went to
Word echos is a concept in writing where a word or a phrase is repeated in close proximity, usually in the first or two sentence that follows, or worse, within the same sentence.
Jargon is one of those things that take away clarity of your writing. You often see them in press release, brochure, and marketing materials. They are big words and phrases that have very
One new tip I learned today to improve my writing is to remove repetitions and complexity. What do I mean by repetition? If you find yourself writing a sentence and immediately try to
There is a case for using short words in writing. It's simpler to write, faster to comprehend, and makes your writing more succinct. Here's a list of common words you can replace next
If you've heard about the active vs passive voice debate, then you should know that it's always better to write in active voice. Consider the following: Passive Voice: The Mona Lisa was painted
Jargons make your writing sound tacky. Well the same is true for cliches. Cliches are overused phrases. So many people use it because they are easy to come to mind, and as a
Common misuse of the apostrophe [ ' ] in pluralsInstead of TV's, DVD's, and SUV's, it should be TVs, DVDs, SUVs. Instead of country's, grammy's, it should be countries and Grammys. Over the years he
Adverbs are words that modify or describe one of the three below: Verb: Tom run badly in the try out. Adjective: Tom is very tall. Another verb: She ate her food too quickly.
Oftentimes when we're about to write something we're (at least I am) not sure what we're trying to say. And if we're not sure what we're trying to get across but write it
Consider these 2 sentences: 1) John was told by the police to hand over the ipad. 2) The police told John to hand over the ipad. Which of the two sentences gives you
Hyphen "-" can be confusing if you're unsure when do you need to use them. Consider these phrases: The boy is seven-years-oldThe ideas are out-of-dateHe's just a seven-years-old boySome out-of-date and messed-up ideasMy
Have you ever read a sentence that is really long and lose track of its main point? This is what we should avoid in writing.
Today I learned there's this concept of economy in writing: Use a shorter, simpler word instead of a longer word to express your meaning.
I spent more time than I should making this setup work, but I'm now finally able to code without having to refresh the browser on every code change! Here's the source code if
There's a surprisingly efficient way to get from Shkodër (Shkodra) to Kotor without spending a ton of money on taxi. In short, you can find locals waiting at the bus stop (heading towards
Let's take a look at function scope and some of the edge cases.
We can learn a lot if we reengineer the .each(), .map() and .filter() from js utility library such as lodash and underscore.js. Let's take a closer look
Let's take a look at how JS ES6 destructuring can help us save a few keystrokes when declaring and assigning variables...
There's a difference in how primitives values and non-primitive values like function and object get passed along whenever we assign them to new variables. Let's take a look at some practical examples of how they're different from each other.
Building a sticky sidebar navigation like the one used by some of the most popular blogs is a bit tricky, but not complicated at all.