šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: The Power in a Short Sentence

“Short sentences can pack a punch. They . . .”

Short Sentences

Short sentences can pack a punch. They can create tension. They can be beautiful and rhythmic. They also stand out more when surrounded by longer sentences.


Grammar Tip: Sentence Writing

Don’t use unnecessary instances of ā€œwhich,ā€ ā€œas,ā€ ā€œwith,ā€ and ā€œwhile;” use modifiers instead.

Two example: 1. Ā Change the sentence, ā€œI drove down the freeway, which made me feel carsickā€ suffers from the ā€œwhich.ā€ TO: ā€œI drove down the freeway, feeling carsick.ā€ Example 2:Ā ā€œThe teacher cleaned her desk while listening to The Beatles.ā€ TO: Ā ā€œThe teacher cleaned her desk, listening to The Beatles.ā€


šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Do I Capitalize or Not Capitalize?

When to capitalize and when not to capitalize

When To Capitalize and When Not to Capitalize

  1. Capitalize ‘I’
  2. Capitalize nations, national nouns and adjectives – French, Russian, English, Italy, Canadian, etc.
  3. Capitalize the first letter of the first word in a new sentence or question
  4. Do NOT capitalize common nouns, nouns are only capitalized if they are the name of something
  5. Capitalize proper names of people, institutions, festivals, etc.
An example: I go to university. (common noun -> university)

I go to the University of Texas. (noun used as proper name)


šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Do You Have a Knew or New Coat?

TheĀ wordsĀ knew and new areĀ homophonesĀ whichĀ means . . .

New or knew:

TheĀ wordsĀ knew and new areĀ homophonesĀ whichĀ meansĀ theyĀ soundĀ alike but meanĀ differentĀ things.

New is anĀ adjectiveĀ thatĀ meansĀ unused.

Knew is the pastĀ tenseĀ form of the verb know,Ā whichĀ means toĀ understandĀ or to beĀ awareĀ of.

If you areĀ havingĀ troubleĀ usingĀ theseĀ wordsĀ correctly,Ā rememberĀ that knew is a verb and has to do with knowledge.Ā SinceĀ both ofĀ theseĀ wordsĀ startĀ with the same two letters, you can link themĀ togetherĀ in your mind.


šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Is Your Conscience or Conscious Bothering You?

“The nounĀ conscienceĀ refers to a state of awareness or a sense that one’s actions or intentions are either morally right or wrong, along with a feeling of obligation to do the right thing. . . . Conscious, on the other hand, is an adjective that indicates that a person is awake and alert and able to understand what is happening around them, such as a patient who becomes fully conscious after being administered anesthesia.”


šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Will You Attain or Obtain Your Dream Job?

AttainĀ andĀ obtainĀ have the same ending, and they both meanĀ to get something. Ā AttainĀ is a verb that meansĀ to get an achievement. For example, “After a lot of hard work, she attained her dream of being able to speak 7 languages.”

ObtainĀ is also a verb. It meansĀ to get possession of something. For example, “The men obtained the tools they needed to cut down the tree.”


šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Are You “All Ready” or “Already”?

Know the Difference Between All Ready and Already.

All readyĀ meansĀ completely prepared.

AlreadyĀ meansĀ prior to a specified or implied time.

šŸ”¤ Grammar Tip: Do You Want to Allude or Elude Confrontation?

Do You Know the difference between allude and elude?

AlludeĀ meansĀ to refer to indirectly.
EludeĀ meansĀ to avoidĀ orĀ to evade.


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