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#Prowrite: The Basics Part Four – Paragraphing

There’s nothing worse than reading a piece of work that is one giant block of text. It’s difficult for your brain to cope with and reading becomes a huge chore. Equally, it’s distracting when you read a piece where the paragraphs seem taken at random with no logic! Here are a few hints and tips […]

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#Prowrite: The Basics Part Three – Apostophes

Apostrophes are another element of punctuation that many of my younger (and older) students struggle with. However, once you sit down and apply a few simple rules, apostrophes become much less difficult. It’s not glamorous but it is necessary! There are two reasons an apostrophe is used: possession and contraction. This post looks at both […]

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#Prowrite: The Basics Part Two – Commas

The advice I give my younger students about commas is this: if in doubt, leave it out. Comma rules are a bit complicated and many people use them incorrectly. However, if you want to know more, read on! Commas Commas are used to separate items in lists. EG: Apples, oranges, bananas and pears. Commas are […]

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