How to make yourself sound more intelligent

How to make yourself sound more intelligent

Do you ever find yourself reaching for the thesaurus in a bid to make yourself sound more intelligent? If you do, you’re not alone. According to Stanford academic Daniel Oppenheimer, over 85% of undergraduates surveyed admitted to doing exactly this. They...
The difference between a colon and a dash.

The difference between a colon and a dash.

Once we’ve mastered the basics of punctuation, we are able to play around and create different effects. This video explains the difference between a  colon and a dash and gives some examples of the different effects they have on the reader. Please do let me know...
Common errors: i.e. or e.g.?

Common errors: i.e. or e.g.?

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g?  Both are Latin abbreviations used to signal clarification of a statement. The first, i.e, stands for ‘id est’ which means ‘that is’, or ‘in other words’ and is used before giving a more detailed explanation of something...