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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

We’re continuing with the parts of speech with a discussion about prepositions. These words never change their form. They link nouns, pronouns, …

September 28, 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

  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

For this post, I’m suggesting some books that you may want on your bookshelves or your may want to give as gifts …

January 17, 2017

We’re still a few days away from Thanksgiving, but we sometimes receive Christmas cards a few days after celebrating with turkey and …

November 17, 2016

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

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

A writing acquaintance of mine recently posted about her disdain of the comma splice, more importantly, the proliferation of this punctuation error …

June 23, 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

We’re continuing to examine words that are used incorrectly. Enthused/Enthusiastic—Although enthused has become acceptable in standard usage, old school people still prefer …

March 12, 2016
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