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  1. When adding certain endings such as -ed, -ing, -er, and -est to words, we sometimes double consonants. These endings represent the past tense, progressive tense, comparative, and superlative respectively
  2. Nouns can be either singular or plural. Singular means just one of the person, animal or thing which the noun refers to. Plural means more than one.
  3. Words in English are not always spelled as they are pronounced. Spelling in English follows some basic rules and the majority of English words (around 75%) follow these rules
  4. Spelling is the forming of words from letters according to accepted usage : ORTHOGRAPHY. In writing, you must write correct words in order that your piece of writing can be understood by the reader(s). Here are some rules that may help you improve your spelling.
  5. Punctuation in numbers can be very tricky. Numbers can take the form of dates, time, numbers, decimals, etc. Punctuating one of those forms may require the use of many punctuation marks. Dates Full stops or slashes are often used in dates. American usage 12.3.09 3/12/09 2.28.15 2/28/15 Scientific usage Full stops are not used in […]
  6. Dash

    A dash is a little horizontal line that floats in the middle of a line of text (not at the bottom: that’s an underscore). It’s longer than a hyphen and is commonly used to indicate a range or a pause.
  7. Hyphens are used at the ends of lines where a word has been split, to warn the reader that the word continues on the next line. If the word you need to split is clearly made up of two or more smaller words or elements
  8. Parentheses (always used in pairs) allow a writer to provide additional information. The parenthetical material might be a single word, a fragment, or multiple complete sentences.
  9. Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses which are not joined by a coordinating conjunction. This rule means that semicolons are used between two complete sentences which are not already linked by words like and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet.