40 Idioms with First

40 Idioms with First Many expressions include the word first, often referring to beginnings or initial experiences. Here is a list of idiomatic phrases featuring the word, and their meanings. 1. First aid: medical care for minor injuries such as mild ...

Announcing Daily Writing Tips Pro

Announcing Daily Writing Tips Pro When we launched Daily Writing Tips back in 2007, our goal was a simple one: to help people improve their writing skills. Over 2,000 articles later, we believe we have achieved that goal. Today, we are launching a new ...

The Volatile Nature of It’s

The Volatile Nature of It’s Blasphemy: A law to protect an All-Powerful, supernatural Deity from getting it’s feelings hurt. As you might expect, this quip by Ricky Gervais stirred strong responses when it was posted on Facebook. Some commenters were ...

How to Follow Your Intuition

How to Follow Your Intuition   Intuition is “knowing” something without being able to explain how you came to that conclusion rationally. It’s that mysterious “gut feeling” or “instinct” that often turns out ...

Answers to Questions About Articles

Answers to Questions About Articles 1. I found the follow information about the indefinite article a in The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: “used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them. ...

10 Techniques for More Precise Writing

10 Techniques for More Precise Writing Here are ten ways to produce more vivid, direct, concise prose by replacing wordy phrases with fewer words and reorganizing sentences. It is not advisable to employ these strategies indiscriminately, but prose will ...

7 Types of Headline Headaches

7 Types of Headline Headaches Throughout the history of journalism, headlines have evolved as a method for distilling the content of an article into a handful of words that will draw readers into the piece, and they serve that function for other types ...

Top 10 Graduation Party Ideas

Top 10 Graduation Party Ideas Graduation is a significant milestone in anyone’s life. Whether your loved one is graduating from college or high school, throwing a great party to celebrate his or her accomplishments is always something to look forward ...

Writing a Thank You Note

Sending a thank you note is always a lovely gesture – and often an expected one. I’m sure that when you were a child, your parents encouraged (or forced) you to write thank you notes for birthday and Christmas presents. As an adult, you should still ...

How to Be Thankful

People with a strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation don’t necessarily have more than others; they aren’t “luckier”. They simply recognize and see more beauty in their lives. A 2003 study suggests that people who count ...
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