Dangling participles

Adjectives and verbs ending in –ing are called present participles. They must be used carefully. Consider the following sentences: Standing at the gate, a scorpion… Continue reading

Using the word advice

The word advice is an uncountable noun. Uncountable nouns do not have plural forms. They cannot be used with the articles a/an. He gave me… Continue reading

Incomplete sentences

Sentence fragments are a common mistake. A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. It could be a prepositional phrase. Or it could be a dependent… Continue reading