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Functional Shifting in Grammar: Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Hi Writer Peeps!

Today’s blog is about words and phrases that usually identify as one part of speech, but step out and play another role from time to time. 838 more words

Kathryn A. Frazier

Grammar Pet Peeves: Defending Words from User-Abusers

Someone recently posted on her blog (and I’m sorry, I don’t remember her name) that while she believed in teaching grammar in school, she didn’t take kindly to grammarphiles getting worked up over specific pet peeves in daily life. 943 more words


Absolutes & Participles: TV Show Clip

As the campaign team walked confidently down the red carpet they soon realized that it wasn’t long before they’d be walking on ice. As they reached the end of the carpet, Leslie Knope walked out onto the ice, teeth gritted and eyes widened. 298 more words

the baby workout {movie clip}

It’s a clear-blue-sky-kind-of-day, the sprinklers are on, and George Banks is headed off to work. Walking out to his car, he looks back as Franck Eggelhoffer, the eccentric wedding planner, skips into the house. 100 more words

How to Avoid Wordy Writing

Wordy writing, sometimes called overwriting, can destroy a good plot by drowning it in excessive detail, repetition, stilted speech and redundancy. Overwriting stops story action. Simplicity is the key to avoiding wordy writing. 275 more words

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Mark's Amazing Use of Participles [Attention: Grammar Geek Alert]

Sometimes we think of the gospels writers as sort of barely literate yokels who didn’t really know what they were doing when they were writing their stories of Jesus.  480 more words

Gospel Of Mark

Grammar and the "president elect"

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Dear reader,

By the time these lines (written on Sunday) reach you, the election will be over—and all I can say is, I told you so. 304 more words