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Help! I'm "speeding" toward a family feud about parts of speech...

Recently, I received this request for an opinion from a fellow creative writer, who needed help in settling a family dispute over parts of speech… 981 more words

What the Heck Is a Dangling Modifier?

 A dangling what, you ask? And yes, you read the title correctly. Dangling modifiers are a common but difficult-to-spot grammar issue that are, fortunately, easy to fix. 291 more words

Grammar Advice

Aspectual tid-bits: οἰκοδομοῦντι & οἰκοδομήσαντι

There’s a shift in aspect from imperfective to perfective as Jesus describing his two house builders in Luke 6:47-49.

47 πᾶς ὁ ἐρχόμενος πρός με καὶ ἀκούων μου τῶν λόγων καὶ ποιῶν αὐτούς, ὑποδείξω ὑμῖν τίνι ἐστὶν ὅμοιος· 48 ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ … 168 more words


Partic(ip)le Wave Dualism

They’re going. They’re shifting
sands, changing hands, altering

stars. They matter. They’re smattering
themselves in nothing less than always,

nothing more than forever. They’re… 19 more words

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