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Compare/Contrast

Learn how to use words and expressions for compare and contrast assignments.

Fragments

Every sentence needs a subject and main verb. A fragment is a sentence that is not complete. If a sentence is missing a subject or main verb, it is a fragment.

Nouns/Articles

Nouns often need short words in front of them. These short words are called determiners. The most popular determiner is "the", which is called the definite article.

Run-Together Sentences

You need to show your reader where one sentence ends and the next sentence begins. This means you need to use periods and capital letters to avoid run-together sentences.

Subject-Verb Agreement

When you use a subject with a verb in a sentence, you need to make sure the form of the verb agrees with the subject.

Its and It's

Many students commonly confuse the meaning between the two different words, its and it's.

You're and Your

Many students commonly confuse the meaning between the two different words, you're and your.

Describing Past Actions

When you describe past actions that began and ended in the past, use the simple past tense.

Using Names of Artists

When you use the names of artists in your writing, there are some rules you should follow.

Country and Culture

When you refer to the names of different countries and cultures, you need to choose the correct article to use.