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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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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 Is a Verb? – Usage & Examples (With Worksheet)

Verbs are a very important part of speech in the English language. Well, in any language, actually. They indicate actions, states, and occurrences and can be conjugated to indicate different tenses, creating subject-verb agreements. Verbs are also used to agree with subjects and objects in a sentence. Without verbs, it …

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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 Nouns? Definition & Examples (With Worksheet)

Map, Audrey Hepburn, longevity, orchestra, and beads. You might think these words have nothing in common, but they all belong to the category of nouns. I always thought nouns were both simple and complex, but always easy to explain. So, what are nouns? What is the function of the noun? …

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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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What is a Participle? Huge List of Examples

Participles are verbs that can act as an adjective or another verb tense when combined with other verbs. There are three types of participles and two functions.  Keep reading to learn what a participle is and how to use it in a sentence. I also made a massive list of …

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