When to Use a Comma With The Word “Which”

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Do you know when to use a comma before which — and when not to? 

Right.

That’s why you’re here. You’ve seen the word “which” used with and without commas.

And, chances are, you’ve also seen commas in places they shouldn’t be

You don’t need that confusion in your life.

And once you get through this post, you won’t have it.

You’ll know exactly when to put a comma with which. 

And you’ll be able to explain it to others like a seasoned pro.

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Let’s Clear This Up: Should You Underline Or Italicize Book Titles? 

should you underline book titles

If your teachers taught you to underline book titles, it probably didn’t make sense to argue. 

Plus, underlining is just easier when you’re writing things out by hand. 

Not so with texting — or when you’re writing a book of your own.

When you reference your sources, do you underline or italicize book titles?

Are novels italicized or underlined?

And does it matter whether a novel or novelette is part of an anthology

What are the rules worth remembering? 

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57 Short Story Ideas With An Unexpected Twist

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Who doesn’t love unexpected plot twists?

Just when you think you know what’s coming…  

BOOM! 

A devastating secret or unknown danger comes to light.

And everything changes.

The way forward is no longer clear.

The stakes have gone up.

Or maybe the twist comes when things look darkest.

Suddenly it seems possible (though not at all certain) that our hero might triumph. 

Creating good plot twists is an art form in itself.

So, how do you create your own?

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Baring Or Bearing? What’s The Difference And How To Use These Words

baring vs bearing

Like other homophone pairs, baring and bearing sound the same but have different meanings.

And like many homophones, they’re often confused with each other. 

Fortunately, we have a few tricks to share to help you tell them apart. 

To know whether bearing or baring is the right word for a specific context, you need to understand clearly what each word means. 

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Is It Wrong To Start A Sentence With Because?

can you start a sentence with because?

Can a sentence start with because?

It’s a good question.

And it deserves a clear and well-considered answer. 

If you’re like many of us, your elementary school grammar teachers taught you never to start a sentence with a conjunction

Starting a sentence with because comes second nature in everyday speech and informal writing.

It’s less common in more formal writing, but that doesn’t make it wrong. 

So, how do you do this the right way?

And is there a wrong way you should know about?

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What Is First-Person Point Of View? What You Should Know With Examples

first person point of view

What does it mean to write from the first-person point of view?

And what are the top benefits and pitfalls of a first-person narrative

Think of the stories you’ve enjoyed reading.

How many of them used first-person perspective instead of third person (limited or omniscient)? 

If you’re debating whether to use first or third person (or even second) with your work in progress, we hope this post will help you decide. 

Let’s start with the obvious question: what is first-person

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