Verbs We humans are so complex and weird. We never stop moving, thinking, and doing. Thank heavens the English language has such a wide array of verbs to choose from, and help us express ourselves! Today we are going to brush the surface of this major section of English grammar. It is important to notice that […]
American Vs British English If you’re an American talking to a Brit or vice versa, you’ve probably had your fair share of arguments as to whose use of English is superior. There has probably been a time where one of you has teased the other over their “incorrect” spelling or grammar, or over their pronunciation. […]
If you’re a writer or you’re simply communicating with someone on a formal basis, it’s important that you avoid at all costs the most common yet critical grammar mistakes. Bad grammar can be distracting and makes your writing appear sloppy. Spelling and Grammar Mistakes How to Avoid Them Misusing the Apostrophe Apostrophes are used in […]
Then and than are used very regularly by anyone who speaks English, and they are among the most frequently used words in the English language. However, there are many who incorrectly use these words, causing confusion and misunderstanding. Sentence structure is important, as is correct word usage, so I will attempt to clear the air […]
We all want to be better writers. It is a skill which can make or break you, whether you are a student or a teacher, a manager or an employee, or simply a regular blue-collared Joe. In a digital and virtual world that is getting smaller and smaller, knowing how to write proper English is […]
History of the English Language – Part I We take English for granted, what with it being an international language which has been spoken for so many years. It has so many dialects, accents, and vernaculars, that it seems it has been around forever. Not so. Not many people know that English did not originate […]
Don’t Hate, Abbreviate! The English language is an incredibly interesting language. While it’s certainly based in Latin in many ways, by now the language has borrowed so many words from so many different languages that it only bears the most basic similarity to the Latin it once came from. The old joke about English is […]
What are pronouns? It’s an age-old question that has been puzzling students for many millennia – now it’s time to answer it once and for all. There any many types of pronouns in English grammar, and examples of pronouns and how to use them can be found in this article.
English grammar contains many types of nouns. From common nouns to proper nouns, and from abstract nouns to concrete nouns. Learn all about these different kinds of nouns here in our ‘English Grammar: Hey Noun! Let’s Learn A Bit About you!’ feature!