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Better writing @ Large

Better writing @ Large

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape

Comma story – Terisa Folaron
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnl1O3NGJk]

Grammar’s great divide: The Oxford comma
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptM7FzyjtRk]

Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) – Helen Sword

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNlkHtMgcPQ]

The case against “good” and “bad” – Marlee Neel

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5zDkW1thls]

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