Grammar Yammer: Idioms with "From"

Idioms are one of those things that unfortunately have no rhyme or rhythm. It is something that many English speakers struggle with, as they just ARE the way that they are. The best way to study these is to read them over and over again, and try to incorporate them into daily use.  Here is..........continue reading

Grammar Yammer: Faulty Modifiers

Before we talk about what a 'faulty modifier' actually is, first take a moment to look at the following example and ask yourself if the example is correct: X: Though only in the fifth grade, my math teacher often asked me to solve questions that even my older brother could not answer.To the untrain..........continue reading

Grammar Yammer: Parallel Structure - Lists

We all know that the word parallel in mathematics refers to lines on the same plane that never touch, and that the word "parallel" in the phrase parallel universe refers to a universe that, in theory, exists alongside our universe. Along the same vein, parallel structure in lists refers to a list of..........continue reading

Grammar Yammer: Commonly Confused Words 1

Sometimes you will come across words that look and sound very similar, that may even be used in similar ways. However, often times these words are used incorrectly. It is best to familiarize yourself with the proper usage of these words. The best way to approach these words is to understand the subt..........continue reading

Grammar Yammer: Adjectives vs. Adverbs

Today we are going to answer one of the most common questions we get from students: "What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb?" Let's begin with the definitions an adjective and an adverb followed by some examples. Adjective An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a..........continue reading

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