Grammar

  1. Who vs. Whom: Can You Answer That Plus More Grammar Questions?

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  2. Can You Compete In This New Episode Of Our Grammar Gameshow?

    We're back ... and it's Round 3 of our Gigantic Grammar Gameshow. We know you missed us. Today, we'll quiz these contestants about grammar. Because grammar questions are endless, folks.
  3. “Your” vs. “You’re”: How To Choose The Right Word

    Did you know English is frequently cited as a very hard language to learn? Hmm, we wonder why? Well, its difficulty explains the mistakes we all make when speaking. But writing in English has its own unique set of challenges. One of the most common mistakes is telling you’re and your apart. They look similar, right? Even if they sound the same and look like fraternal …

  4. How Do I Use Commas In Greetings And Sign-offs?

    Oh, the comma, that little punctuation mark that packs a potent punch. It has the power to thoroughly transform the meaning of sentences and can single-handedly send grammarians into fits of rage. We won’t even get into the damage that one’s feelings about the Oxford comma can do to a relationship.  One area in which the comma often gets overlooked, however, is greetings and sign-offs. …

  5. Is Veterans Day A Big Grammar Mistake?

    What do apostrophes have to do with this federal holiday? Well, there’s a confusing apostrophe in Veterans’ Day—or is there? Veterans Day is often incorrectly written as “Veteran’s Day” or “Veterans’ Day.” But, in fact, it’s apostrophe free. “Veteran’s Day” would definitely be incorrect because it means a day for only one veteran. While “Veterans’ Day” does encompass multiple veterans, that spelling is incorrect according …

  6. When To Use “Have” vs. “Has”

    Have and has are different forms of the verb to have. Even though they come from the same word, there are slight differences in the way they’re used. Have is used with I, you, we, and they, while has is used with he, she, and it. The verb to have has many different meanings. Its primary meaning is “to possess, own, hold for use, or …

  7. It’s Back! Round 2 Of The Gigantic Grammar Gameshow

    Hello grammar geeks. We're back with Round 2 of the Gigantic, Gratifying, Grammar Gameshow.
  8. What Are Present, Past, And Sometimes Perfect Participles?

    Participles. They’re verbs, they’re adjectives, they’re perfect and progressive! Is there anything they can’t do? If you’re wondering what a participle does, you’re not alone. These mighty verbs take many forms and can be tricky to master. Let’s explore the different types. To start, participles are words derived from verbs that can function as adjectives or as parts of verb phrases to create verb tenses. …

  9. “Their” vs. “There” vs. “They’re”: Do You Know The Difference?

    The trio of their, there, and they’re can flummox writers of all levels. It’s confusing; they are homophones, meaning they have the same pronunciation (sound) but differ in meaning and derivation (origin). Even though they sound the same, they aren’t spelled the same … cue the noticeable errors! Let’s explore the correct usages of the three. How do you use their, there, and they’re? These three words serve many …

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