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.
During the edit/rewrite mode you will need to check word useage. Have you used the best word? Is the grammar correct? A friend shared the following link, and now I’m going to do the same thing. The list is extensive and I’m sure you’ll find the contents helpful. Common Errors in English
This is an area I know a lot of people have difficulties with. I’ve seen a lot of mistakes made where writers are not sure where to put a comma or full stop. Here is an example of the correct way to use them: “I meet a wizard today,” Sam announced. “Sam, you’re nuts!” Peter … Read morePunctuation in Dialogue