Avoid sentence fragments

Have you found yourself reading something and then retracing a sentence? Sensing that you missed something? On re-reading, you find that you were right! The sentence is incomplete. You’ve just come across a sentence fragment. …

Adjective Word Order

Each time you are asked to give the characteristics of something, it’s likely that you use an adjective (i.e., a word describing a noun). In English, traditional phrase structure rules place no limit on the number of adjectives in a…

Top 6 Tips for Editing Your Own Writing

There is a famous saying among writers: “all writing is re-writing.” This means that writing the first draft is only the beginning; to improve your work, you should re-write and edit as much as necessary. This is just as true for research…