This week we’re looking at some points of basic grammar that often cause confusion because they’re confusing. The article on homophones was particularly fun to write, obviously I never confused any of them once…
All these articles are based on British grammar. I should probably add that this is my personal approach to grammar and others may not agree, but these articles do feature a few tricks I use to help me.
- Monday – Apostrophe or Apostronot, When and where do we use apostrophes?
- Tuesday – Horrifying Homophones, There, their, they’re and WHY?
- Wednesday – The Curse of The Comma, So where do we put those fiddly little things? Also introducing my Hopefully Helpful Bracket Technique.
- Thursday – Looking at Lists, Using commas in lists and the Oxford Comma debate.
- Friday – Shocking Semi-Colons, A few simple ways to use a semi-colon.
- Saturday – The weekly serial is on hiatus but will return in September with Rum Cove the third book in the Book of Lot series. Read the first two books on the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad.
Last week we were looking at the use of words:
- I Looked At… How description of an object implies a character is looking at it.
- Antagonistic Adverbs, Should we never use adverbs? I wouldn’t go that far.
- He Said, She Said, They Said, ‘Said’ should provide clarity not confetti.
- Breaking a Paragraph, Using paragraphs in dialogue.
- Suddenly… Paragraphs for description, pace and suddenness.
Only one week to go until…
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