Grammar: The Parts of Speech

If we examine the words in any sentence, we observe that they have different tasks or duties to perform in the expression of thought. Savage beasts roamed through the forest. In this sentence, beasts and forest are the names of objects; roamed asserts action, telling us what the beasts did; savage describes the beasts; through … Read moreGrammar: The Parts of Speech

Difference between “passed” and “past”

Recently, I came across some old critiques other people had written about my work. It was much like walking down memory lane, but for one thing… I noticed a trend that I don’t think I picked up on at the time. Now, I am worried that I still don’t “get it”. What trend? Well, what … Read moreDifference between “passed” and “past”

15 Grammar Goofs that Make You Look Silly

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s life! But when you’re an aspiring writer then you should take the time to learn the basics in grammar. Using the wrong word in a sentence can change its meaning. More importantly, it can also make you look silly to the reader. Here are some basics you should know: Like this … Read more15 Grammar Goofs that Make You Look Silly

Editing Course: Good Grammarian II

One of the problems with grammar is that words and their usage can change. Hyphenation There are two types of hyphenated words: 1. Those that are double-barrelled because it is their normal spelling. 2. Those that become double-barrelled only when they directly describe an object or person. For example, these words are always double-barrelled: by-line … Read moreEditing Course: Good Grammarian II