Category Archives: Grammar
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



British and American Grammar (Two Ways of Speaking)

We’ve previously looked at some of the spelling differences between British and American English. But the grammatical differences between us and our American cousins are also worth considering. In w...

26 May 2016 | 0 comments



The Active and Passive Voice (And When to Use Them)

There’s no need to feel embarrassed if you’re confused by the active and passive voice. Even the authors of The Elements of Style managed to get it wrong in their widely-read guide. But knowing ho...

6 July 2016 | 0 comments



Common & Proper Nouns: Knowing the Difference

The way we describe language is sometimes confusing; even people who’ve spoken English fluently their entire lives, for instance, may struggle to explain the difference between ‘proper’ and ‘c...

18 February 2016 | 0 comments



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