An appositive is a noun or a noun phrase that is positioned next to another noun to rename or describe it in a different way. (The word appositive is from the Latin for to put near.) An appositive is usually offset with commas, parentheses (round brackets), or hyphens. Simple Examples of...
What Are Adverbs? Adverbs are words that describe and/or modify a verb (he talks loudly), an adjective (very small), another adverb (ended too quickly), or even a whole sentence (Fortunately, I had brought an umbrella). Adverbs often end in -ly, but some (like fast) look the same as their adjective...
A compound sentence is one that connects two independent clauses, usually with a coordinating conjunction like but or and. They work best for combining two or more self-sufficient and related sentences into one single, unified sentence. Compound sentences will give your writing a faster pace and join related ideas together,...
  An imperative sentence gives a demand, command, or instruction directly to an audience and typically begins with an action word (a verb). These sentences often appear to be missing a subject or the person, place, or thing that performs a main action. This is because the subject in this...
A good definition for “technical writing” is simplifying the complex. To accomplish this seemingly simple action, a writer must employ skills and techniques to communicate information from numerous fields of human endeavor.  Technical writing can be considered a component of technical communication. Its primary intention is to share detailed...