Cecilia Gigliotti

Cecilia Gigliotti

I have extensive experience writing in a variety of genres, from literary novels to music reviews to academic articles. I appreciate the power of words.

A guide to spelling: separate vs. seperate

A guide to spelling: separate vs. seperate

One of the English language’s most notoriously difficult words, separate has caused mistakes in spelling bees throughout the ages. It tends to trip up even native speakers more than most words do.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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How to use common text-messaging abbreviations: omw, tbf, ikr meaning

How to use common text-messaging abbreviations: omw, tbf, ikr meaning

Whether you use WhatsApp, iMessage, or just about any other platform with verbal messaging capabilities, here are a few of the most widely used acronyms and lingo to save you time and energy in expressing yourself.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
English
How to use former vs. latter

How to use former vs. latter

The good news for those who learn English is that these words do usually come in a pair. If you use one, the cases in which you would not then use the other are rare to nonexistent.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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How to decide whether to use is or are

How to decide whether to use is or are

Applying the verb to different subjects and objects might cause confusion, especially when referring to a plurality. Here is a guide to help you determine whether to use are or is.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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Saying all of a sudden vs. all of the sudden

Saying all of a sudden vs. all of the sudden

If you’ve ever read an old detective paperback or suspense novel, you’re almost certainly already familiar with the phrase “all of a sudden.” It’s used to denote an event that occurs as a surprise or in an unguarded moment.

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Cecilia Gigliotti
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The meaning of comradery and camaraderie

The meaning of comradery and camaraderie

One on the slightly more formal side is comradery, often spelled camaraderie. It frequently denotes people who are united in a certain cause or interest, sometimes political or social, and suggests their regular collaboration to further that interest.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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What does it mean to have a dry sense of humor?

What does it mean to have a dry sense of humor?

Dry humor and dry-humor jokes are as old as the English language. As literature and the performance of literature developed in England over the course of centuries, irony came to be a beloved theatrical device.

Cecilia Gigliotti
Cecilia Gigliotti
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Understanding the English greeting “how’s it going?”

Understanding the English greeting “how’s it going?”

An English greeting can take many different forms and vary across countless contexts. By way of entry into the world of ways to greet someone, let’s take a phrase that is so common as to be essentially automatic: “How are you doing?”

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Cecilia Gigliotti
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Cecilia Gigliotti

I have extensive experience writing in a variety of genres, from literary novels to music reviews to academic articles. I appreciate the power of words.

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