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  • Practice through exercise – Exercise 2 – “to study” words
  • In some cases, similar words are interchangeable under certain circumstances but they still have very subtle differences; therefore,attention must be paid to the rest of the details in the sentence in order to find the most appropriate word to use. Consider this set of words: study, investigate, research, examine, discuss This set of words is commonly used in academic writing; however,NNSE often use unsuitable words for the context and this bothers native speakers and journal reviewers and can result in an unfavorable review of the paper. Let’...
  • How to use hyphens correctly: Part A
  • Level of difficulty: Advanced Editors at Uni-edit often need to correct the use of hyphens during English editing of manuscripts. Correct use of hyphens shows the author's advanced command of English and helps to make detailed descriptions clear. The hyphen, which is a very short horizontal line that looks like this '-', is very helpful to disambiguate modified words, which will make your writing clearer. Hyphens are used often in all academic writing in English. Hyphens cause writers more trouble than any other form of punctuation, except pe...