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Grammar Bite: Don’t Dangle Your Participles

Dangling participles aren’t dirty, but your sentence might be taken that way if you don’t fix them. Continue reading

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Review: Correlative Conjunctions

The trick with correlative conjunctions is the sentence parts they join must be structured the same way. Continue reading

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The Best Little Grammar Book Ever!

Not everyone is a professional writer. This grammar book is for them. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Adjective Basics

Rich adjectives. Fancy adjectives. Not-your-momma’s adjectives. Find out the skinny on adjectives in today’s post. Continue reading

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10 Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

Subject-verb agreement goes beyond just singular or plural. Ten rules to matching your subjects with your verbs. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Snuggling Up to Only

As in real estate, the most important thing with only is “location, location, location.” Find out where to put this delightful little word. Continue reading

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Grammar Bite: Misplaced Modifiers

Misplaced modifiers can cause you to say something you don’t mean. Learn how to identify and fix them in today’s Grammar Bite. Continue reading

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Making Fewer Mistakes, Not Less

Why do we say: We have less money to buy fewer groceries. Instead of: We have less money to buy less groceries. Or: We have fewer money to buy less groceries. Because grammar, the mechanics of language, matters. Said Melissa … Continue reading

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Who vs. Whom and Other Writing Bugaboos

Every writer has them: little points of grammar she can never remember. Is it who or whom? When is effect the right word? Is it i.e. or e.g., and what do they stand for anyway? Herewith, a few points to … Continue reading

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Grammar Quiz…Answers!

On Friday, I offered you a couple quick quizzes to test your grammar knowledge. As promised here are the answers. Subject/Verb Agreement. Choose the correct verb.1. Either you or Vern wins this silver pin.2. The herd of cattle was sold … Continue reading

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