Let's talk adverb placement. Does the adverb go before or after the verb? Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Keep adverbs as close to their modifiers as possible. Placing adverbs in different locations can change the sentence meaning.  Adverbs are one of the eight parts of speech in English....
No one is correct. No-one is a less common variant form. It’s best to adhere to the two-word version. Noone is incorrect. Too many choices can sometimes confuse you, but with no one, it’s simple to learn which should be your go-to spelling. No-one, Noone, or No One? The proper way to spell no one is as two words,...
Is anymore written as one word or two? It depends on how you’re using it. We’re here to set the record straight. Any more and anymore have similar meanings, but they are not interchangeable. Whether or not you make anymore one word or two will always depend on how you’re using it. Any more refers to quantities (Can I...
"Satisfied" means that a person is content, happy, fulfilled, or that their needs are unmet. "Unsatisfied" means just the opposite – something is missing or unfulfilled relating to a person or object.  "Dissatisfied" is used in specific situations where a person is disappointed with a person or experience. It is...
  "So" can function as different parts of speech, most commonly an adverb or coordinating conjunction. When speaking, using "so" in casual conversation is generally accepted.  However, in writing, "so" should not start sentences unless used in dialogue. Throughout conversation and writing, the word "so" appears regularly. There are plenty...
When conducting business, we often have to submit a lot of our work in writing. We often find ourselves writing emails, newsletters, notes, proposals, and much more. With this, capitalization rules can get somewhat messy, so keep reading to learn more about the basic capitalization rules that you should...
Differences Between Despite And In Spite Of In your writing, you may find yourself trying to pick between using the phrase in spite of and the word despite. In short, there aren’t any differences between these two terms, and they can usually work identically and interchangeably in your writing. These terms act as prepositions in your writing,...
Patience is the ability to tolerate a long wait calmly or deal with irritating situations without frustration. Many of the world’s most distinguished thinkers have highlighted the importance of patience. For Aristotle, patience was bitter, but its fruit was sweet. For Tolstoy, it was one of two most mighty...
In common use, the indefinite pronouns no one and nobody is often incorrectly used interchangeably with none. The first two are singular and have the same meaning. However, none can often have different meanings, with a singular or plural usage.  Using Nobody As an indefinite pronoun, nobody does refer to specific people. Instead, it means the same thing as no person. It...
What is the difference between fast and quickly? Is quickly an adverb?  An adjective? Fast and quickly are often used interchangeably. Is there any difference between them?  Fast is an adjective and refers to speed. Quickly is an adverb that refers to time. For example: That horse is very fast. The truck quickly pulled out of the lot. However, Americans often...