Monthly Archives: November 2021

Writing Tip: DESSERT versus DESERT

Dessert versus Desert People often mix up the words dessert and desert. To make it more difficult and confusing, dessert has only one meaning and pronunciation, while desert has multiple meanings, parts of speech, and pronunciation. This should help clarify … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Subjunctive Mood

Subjunctive Mood There are three moods in the English language — the indicative mood, the imperative mood, and the subjunctive mood. Each has its own rules for how verbs are used. *** The indicative mood The indicative mood states facts. … Continue reading

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Writing Tip:  INSURE, ENSURE, and ASSURE

Insure, Ensure, and Assure People often mix up the words insure, ensure, and assure. Although these words sound somewhat similar, they have different meanings and uses. This should help to keep them straight. *** Insure means to take out an … Continue reading

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The Gift

A short story based on the image shown from a prompt from Writers Unite! – November 2021 The Gift A short story by Lynn Miclea Leaning back on the couch, Bethany smiled and put her legs on Scott’s lap. He … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: BOUGHT versus BROUGHT

Bought versus Brought People often mix up the words “bought” and “brought.” Although these words sound similar, they have different meanings and uses. Hopefully this will help to use them properly. *** Bought is a verb and is the past … Continue reading

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