In order to understand when to use passivity and when passiveness, you first need to know the meaning of “passive”.
Tone and mood are closely related elements of writing. Both are essential when it comes to the impact of the written content.
Despite and in spite of are a preposition and a three-word prepositional phrase that have the same meaning. We use them to show the contrast between something that’s expected and a different outcome.
When two independent clauses accidentally (or deliberately) get spliced by a comma — instead of being separated by a semicolon or period — that’s called a comma splice.
Copacetic (or copasetic, as some people spell it) is not a word often heard in everyday speech.
Words ending with -esque often sound foreign and exotic. That’s because they mostly are foreign.
In grammar textbooks, you’ll usually find that an appositive is a phrase of a noun standing in apposition to the noun it explains.