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For ESL Writers
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.
- David McCullough
Writing Tip of the Week: Commas in Addresses & Dates
In a sentence, write addresses like this: Belle lives at 223 Center Street, Venus, New York 10001, in a brownstone house.House number and street as well as state and zip code are not separated by a comma. If the sentence continues, place a comma after the state or zip code.When dates appear in a sentence, a common way to write them is: On February 28, 2020, Lulu ate a whole bag of gummy bears.When you use just the month and year, no comma is necessary. For example: February 2020 was a warm month.
What writers and their professors are saying about the Writers' Workshop:
"You went above and beyond in helping me understand why I should have "there" instead of "their" and the difference between "then" and "than."
"I want to thank you for all the help you have offered to me in my papers and speeches. I have gotten better at correcting myself when I write or put together a speech."
"I take pleasure in the Writing Center and have done excellently every time I get help there."
"I got an A in the class and added value to the class, [my instructor] said."
"I really appreciate you taking so much time to give students the personal attention they need."