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MLA’s 8th Edition: Nothing and Everything Have Changed

on February 22, 2017 by Chris in MLA
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The authors of the leading academic style guide for the humanities write that “The problem . . . is the increasing mobility of texts. The sources with which we work are discovered in locations and formats different from those in which they were originally published, and we have no way of knowing today where those sources might end up tomorrow.”

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How to Avoid Fragments

on February 9, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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A sentence is a complete thought, almost always with a subject and a verb. At its most basic, a sentence has a thing doing something or having something done to it. In a fragment, at least one of these elements is missing, and so the fragment can’t stand on its own as a complete thought.

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5 Times to Write Good Transitions

on February 2, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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There are many transition words and phrases out there. I’ll highlight some of the most common ones by the situation in which they may be used.

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