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How Commas Can Save Lives

Not including commas can dramatically alter the meaning of sentences. Sometimes, using fewer commas can increase mortality rates, as evident from the two examples shared below.…

Compound Adjectives and Hyphens

When two or more words are used to describe the accompanying noun, the resulting compound adjective (a combination of two or more words) often gets hyphenated. In certain…

Between vs. From

Some grammatical errors are quite common in academic writing. One such common error is the use of “between” and “to” in the same sentence (e.g., “between a to b”). This is a very…

Top 5 Rules for Effective Small Talk

Have you ever had awkward encounters or even more awkward conversations at an event or conference? You are not alone! Researchers often face communication challenges when talking…