I had to find some basic grammar and punctuation websites to post in a thread on my message board, and I thought it might be a good idea to place them here too. I don’t believe a successful writer has to have talent. Anyone can learn to write, if they have the desire to do … Read moreGrammar and Punctuation
As I stated yesterday, my weakness is passive sentences. The following links were supplied to me by one of the critters who felt I might benefit from them. Active and Passive Verbs Passive Voice Past Continuous I’m sharing them with you, in case you could benefit too.
In years gone by I was extremely good with punctuation. I always received top marks for comprehension and extra marks for presentation. However, with the introduction of the internet, I’ve found that I’ve become confused with some punctuation usage. I suppose reading a lot of American websites has done that. Lately, I’ve been wanting to … Read morePunctuation: Comma
Now this one is more for me, than you. These four words are a curse to me, because I cannot remember which word I should be using. I’ve been told a million times, I had a friend send me a photocopy of the rule, but still I don’t know. (Note: The following usages are for … Read moreLaid, Lain, Lay, Lie
The other day I shared some more unusual grammar terms with you. Today, I think we’ll return to the basics, because if you don’t know these…we’ve got a problem. Adjective – is a describing word. It adds meaning to a noun or pronoun. fast car; windy day. Adverb – adds meaning to a verb or … Read moreGrammar: The Basics
Absolute Word – is complete in itself; it cannot be more or less. The judges decision is final. You cannot say or write more final. Some other absolute words are perfect, correct, alive, unique. Alliteration – is the repetition of the first sounds in words. The fair breeze blew, the white form flew; seven stately … Read moreGrammar Meanings
I wrote this for the Writers Email Group and thought I’d put it here too. I don’t swear…no, that’s not right, I rarely swear. If I do, people know I’m seriously angry…and run. Yet I know lots and lots of people, including women (and children), who swear on a daily basis (no matter what their … Read moreGetting it Right
I seem to be on a roll. 😀 The Grammar Slammer Complete Contents website provides help where anything to do with grammar is concerned. Take a look at the list if you don’t believe me. If you have a question about grammar, I’m sure you’ll find the answer on that page.