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Candace Osmond

Candace Osmond studied Advanced Writing & Editing Essentials at MHC. She’s been an International and USA TODAY Bestselling Author for over a decade. And she’s worked as an Editor for several mid-sized publications. Candace has a keen eye for content editing and a high degree of expertise in Fiction.

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En Dash (En Rule) – When To Use It (With Examples)

The en dash is one of the three punctuation marks that use a horizontal symbol. Without it, it will be harder to sho connections between words.  But how does it differ from a hyphen and em dash? Here are five ways to use the en dash and type the symbol …

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How and When to Use a Colon (With Examples)

English has several kinds of punctuation, one of which is the colon (:). Contrary to popular belief, this punctuation mark’s function is easy to remember: it introduces additional information after a complete thought. Nope, this colon post isn’t about your internal organs! Keep reading to learn the different functions of …

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Invoke vs. Evoke – What’s the Difference?

To evoke is (1) to summon or call forth, (2) to call to mind, and (3) to call up a memory from the past. To invoke is, primarily, to call upon something, especially aid, assistance, or a higher power.

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What Are Pronouns? Rules & Examples

There are several kinds of pronouns. But one characteristic of pronouns found among all types is that they represent a person, place, object, animal, or idea. Keep reading as I explain the difference between pronouns of different kinds. I also provided a list of each type of pronoun and some …

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What Are Conjunctions? Rules & Examples (With Worksheet)

Do you want to avoid writing repetitive and choppy sentences? Using conjunctions will improve your writing flow. I always argue with my editor about my use of conjunctions because she thinks I don’t use them enough. But I feel there’s a time and place for them in writing, and it’s …

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Adverbs – Definition & Examples (With Worksheet)

I know every writer looks for ways to spice up their pieces. A couple of adverbs will bring color to your sentences, I promise. They will describe your action, add more description, and emphasize a word’s meaning. What does an adverb do? Good question! Keep reading to know the definition, …

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