Category Archives: Grammar
Grammar Tips: Compound Subjects and Verb Agreement

Most people know that singular nouns take singular verbs (e.g. ‘He runs’), while plural nouns take plural verbs (e.g. ‘They run’). This is known as subject-verb agreement. However, verb agreem...

17 February 2017 | 0 comments



Determiners: Common Mistakes to Avoid

In English, determiners are a broad class of words that do exactly what their name suggests: determine things. What they determine depends on the type of determiner used. You probably use these words ...

20 February 2017 | 0 comments



Grammar Myths (Infinitives and Conjunctions)

For some, pedantry is all about correcting people’s grammar. But we like to take things to the next level by correcting people who are incorrectly correcting people’s grammar. With that in mind, i...

26 January 2017 | 0 comments



Grammar Tips: The Secrets of Parallelism

One aspect of writing that even native English speakers sometimes overlook is parallelism. This refers to using a consistent grammatical construction throughout a sentence. Faulty parallelism, meanwhi...

31 December 2016 | 0 comments



Sentence Types: Simple, Complex and Compound

Expressing yourself clearly in writing is easier if you know how various sentence types are constructed. At its most basic, this means understanding the differences between simple, complex and compoun...

9 February 2017 | 1 comments



Grammar Tips: Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Due to nominative determinism, Count von Count from Sesame Street will attempt to count anything you put in front of him. But some things simply cannot be counted. Linguistically, this is reflected in...

28 October 2016 | 0 comments



Pronoun Types You Need to Know! (Part 2)

In case you’ve forgotten, pronouns are words that we use in place of other nouns. Without being able to do this, sentences would often be long and full of repetition. But different pronouns work dif...

26 August 2016 | 0 comments



Pronoun Types You Need to Know! (Part 1)

Pronouns are to language what screws are to flat pack furniture: they might seem insignificant at first, but without them everything else would fall apart. That’s because pronouns can take the place...

27 September 2016 | 0 comments



Grammar Tips: Adverbs and Adjectives

Adverbs and adjectives are both used to modify other words, allowing us to provide more information about something we’re describing. They’re also both essential to good grammar and communicating ...

26 July 2016 | 4 comments



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