Over the past two years, as I’ve tried to help people with their writing, the same problems have come up over and over again.
So I’ve compiled a collection of handouts designed to help people with these problems. Now I’ve posted them on-line.
PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
'The' and 'An' - mostly intended to help those who don't speak English as their first language. It explains when and how you use 'the' and 'an'.
'That' and 'Which' - where and how do you use them?
CONFUSING WORDS A lot of people are confused by
'we're' and 'were'; 'they're' and 'their' and 'there', and don't know which they should use. If you have this difficulty, then this page may help.
Apostrophes - the little punctuation mark that causes an awful lot of grief.
Active and Passive Voice - If you've been told by your tutor that you should - or shouldn't - write in 'the passive voice' or 'the active voice' - this explains what they are, and how to use them.