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.” […]
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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). […]
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 […]
This article is the first in a two part series about grammatical tenses. The first article talks about why tenses are important and what they actually are.
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 […]