Grammar

Grammar tips

August 1, 2018 Grammar

Colon

Colons are used to present information while attaching an element of importance to the information being presented. While a semicolon is used to combine two independent clauses that are related to the same topic, a colon is used to point the reader to the important information that follows the independent clause.

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August 1, 2018 Grammar

Articles

Articles are simply a, an, and the. These words define a noun as being specific or unspecific, yet cause all manner of issues due to the fact most languages use articles slightly differently, or not at all.

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July 31, 2018 Grammar

Apostrophe

Apostrophes are used to form possessives, contractions, and omissions. While it’s an important punctuation mark, apostrophes have many rules that can be tricky to master.

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July 31, 2018 Grammar

Adjectives

Put simply, an adjective modifies a noun. Examples: John is a tall man. It is a yellow bag. They are also typically used with stative verbs (non-actions) that express opinions, senses etc. These are known as predicate adjectives. Examples: I feel tired. The soup smells delicious. Adjectives can be identified as any word that helps […]

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July 31, 2018 Grammar

Adverbs

As with adjectives, adverbs are descriptors which are used to compliment another word (or words). Usually these other words are verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

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July 30, 2018 Grammar

Conjunctions

Conjunctions are also known as linking words (or linkers), and for a very good reason: they connect ideas. In the most basic of sense and broadly-speaking, conjunctions can be split into several categories, but will not be mutually exclusive to only one category.

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