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Have you memorized the list of prepositions yet? Trust me, quickly recognizing prepositions will help you in the long run because we’ll …

October 18, 2017

  Adverbs are words commonly used to describe or modify a verb, and adjective, or another adverb. To test whether or not …

August 19, 2017

This month at Grammar and Grace we’re studying adjectives. Adjectives are words that tell something about a noun or a pronoun. An …

July 18, 2017

As languages go, English is fairly young. It’s been about 1400 years since the Anglo-Saxons imported English into Great Britain. And the …

June 27, 2017

  A pronoun is a word that can take the place of a noun in a sentence which means pronouns can work …

June 17, 2017

This time we’ll discuss nouns. Nouns can be common or proper. A common noun is a person, place, or thing. A noun …

May 18, 2017

Last time, I introduced the eight parts of speech. This time, we’ll focus on verbs. I’m beginning with the verb because to …

March 17, 2017

As this series draws to a close, here are a couple practical exercises you can do at home to learn and practice …

February 21, 2017

For 2017, let’s understand the basics of English grammar by learning the eight parts of speech. They are the following: Verb Noun …

February 17, 2017

  The comma is one of those punctuation marks that has an outsized impact in relationship to its size. It’s the little …

January 27, 2017

Earlier this week I wrote a post for my own blog and was reminded about two things: the difference between compliment and …

October 18, 2016

Last month, we talked about what “publish-ready” means.  This time, we’ll look at basic proofreading. Spell check in Microsoft Word or whatever word processing program …

August 26, 2016

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends at a cool restaurant in Raleigh. The first time I ate …

July 22, 2016

  Last month, I overheard a conversation about dangling modifiers. Lots of laughter. Lots of confusion. Lots of questions. “What’s a dangling …

May 9, 2016

Lots of time we hear verbal patterns that may be acceptable (to some people) in speech, but they are considered ungrammatical in …

April 17, 2016

I love Christmas. I especially love sending and receiving Christmas cards. We send out a lot from our house, and we receive …

November 24, 2015

What’s wrong with this sentence? Me and Cam finished the Army Ten-Miler. Me should be I, right? Easy. Most people agree pretty …

September 18, 2015
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