Writing in the Vocative Case

When names are addressed directly in writing, the practice is known as the vocative case. Always separate an individual’s name from the rest of a sentence with a comma or commas when he or she is addressed directly. For example, the following sentences represent the vocative case: I will see you later, Julia. (The speaker … Continue reading Writing in the Vocative Case

Prepositions Are Relationship Words

To define a preposition, think of it as a relationship word. Basically, the word “preposition”  means a word that is placed before another word. In this case, a preposition sits before a pronoun or noun to show the pronoun's or noun's association with another word. Prepositional Phrases A word following a preposition is its object. … Continue reading Prepositions Are Relationship Words

Making Your Writing Clearer with Commas

Writers sometimes have difficulties with commas. Therefore, in order to make sure your commas are well-placed, you need to take a note of the common uses for this frequent form of punctuation. When You Should Use a Comma A comma is used in the following instances: After such transitional phrases as Consequently, As a result, … Continue reading Making Your Writing Clearer with Commas