Tag: writing nuts and bolts

Grammar Tricks [2]

Posted May 14, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Grammar Tricks [2]

Happiness for me is making grammar easy and accessible. I’ve already given you grammar tricks for its/it’s, whose/who’s, your/you’re, and I/me. Now I am BACK with a few more for you. This time we’re tackling let’s/lets, i.e./e.g., and amount/number. Are you ready? Here we go. Let’s or lets? Let’s is a contraction for “let us.” […]

2 Grammar Rules You Can Break

Posted March 5, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
2 Grammar Rules You Can Break

Ever wanted to know which grammar rules you can break? Wonder no more. 1. Let’s weigh in on the great ‘who’ versus ‘whom’ debate. Understand the difference. Both who and whom are pronouns, meaning they replace nouns. Who is for subjects (the person doing the action) and whom for objects (the person receiving the action). […]

Tenses: What Can They Tell Us?

Posted December 15, 2012 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Tenses: What Can They Tell Us?

You already know what tense is and why it’s important. Now we’re going to take it further and discuss what these tense and aspect combinations can tell us. Beware. This post will be full of technical terms and grammar concepts. I’ve kept it as simple as I can. What’s this all about? Tense is one […]

Grammar Tricks

Posted October 15, 2012 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Grammar Tricks

Posts about common grammar mistakes are plentiful on the Internet. However, many of them fail to be very helpful for the non-grammarian, because grammar is used to explain grammar. Without a strong background and interest in grammar, posts like these are not going to make a lasting impression. A grammar-explaining-grammar might go something like this: “Your […]