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Danielle McLeod

Danielle McLeod is a highly qualified secondary English Language Arts Instructor who brings a diverse educational background to her classroom. With degrees in science, English, and literacy, she has worked to create cross-curricular materials to bridge learning gaps and help students focus on effective writing and speech techniques. Currently working as a dual credit technical writing instructor at a Career and Technical Education Center, her curriculum development surrounds student focus on effective communication for future career choices.

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Definition and Examples of Interjections

Every day we fill our speech with emotion and tone, expressing directions, thoughts, opinions, and reflections in a manner that is much more than words.  Although a person cannot hear us physically when they read our writing, there are multiple ways to apply words to sentence structure to help the …

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Commas in Dates – Rules and Examples

You have likely seen dates are written out in various ways (i.e., date-month-year format vs. month-date-year format) and have wondered about these differences. Depending where you live determines which format you follow, although, for stylistic purposes, you may choose which is most comfortable to you – as long as you …

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Ending a Sentence With a Preposition (Worksheet Included)

You’ve probably heard that you can never, under any circumstances, use a preposition at the end of a sentence. However, there are plenty of opportunities to use a preposition in this manner, and if it makes your sentence sound more natural, it is absolutely acceptable.  Below we review what a …

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Definite Articles in English With Examples and Quiz

Few people can define what a definite article is, but you most likely use it every day, all day, and aren’t even aware of it. The English language only has one definite article, the word “the,” and it has quite a few rules associated with it, even if its use …

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Predicate Nominative – Definition and Examples

Grammar has a lot of names for how language is structured, and it can get confusing very quickly. The important thing to remember is not necessarily the label grammarians put on word use and organization, but that you know how to structure your words for clarity and understanding.  Predicate nominatives …

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