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Prepositions indicate relationships between other words in a sentence. Many prepositions tell you where something is or when something happened. Most prepositions have several definitions, so the meaning changes quite a bit in different contexts. Ending a sentence with a preposition is…

What is an Argumentative Essay?

The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires you to: Present a claim on a topic Explain, clarify, and illustrate that claim Persuade the reader that the claim supported in the essay is valid by: a. Convincing the reader that the claim is correct b. Persuading…


Hyperbole is language that is obviously exaggerated and is not meant to be taken literally. Writers often use hyperbole for emphasis or to be funny. Examples: John asked a million questions. You could have knocked me over with a feather. He’s as quiet as a mouse. Now, I’ve seen EVERYTHING.