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English Grammar
That sounds right. I've noticed that the words that came into modern English from middle or old English or earlier have these little quirks. This is an extensive discussion about prepositions - what to use, when to use ...
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12:28am by Writeacher

college -- English grammar
Your subject is English grammar. A vague pronoun is a pronoun whose antecedent is not clear. Check this site for examples.
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:45pm by Ms. Sue

English grammar
You're very welcome. This is an excellent website: It's easy to navigate by clicking on Index and finding what you need in the alphabetical listings.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 5:48pm by Writeacher

english double checking
This is also a really good and comprehensive website for all things grammar and usage! The INDEX is especially helpful when you are looking for something specific.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 12:48pm by Writeacher

I'm not a native speaker of English so I have grammar problems. What are some ways that I can improve my grammar? Do reading grammar book help? Also, is there any way to improve my writing beside writing more? Thank you
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:35pm by Shadow

english grade 12
in the poem grammar poem by Rita Wong list three different metaphors used to describe english and english grammar. do you agree with her assesment and why
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 1:42am by sherry

english grammar
pls.check my english grammar if it is correct usage. i remeber when i was at my young age i was always doing all the i could.
Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 6:35pm by jessie

#2 is the better of the two, yes. Here is an excellent webpage from a college in Connecticut that explains the uses of articles in English.
Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 10:20am by Writeacher

DrWLS is right. The only other thing I'd add is that there needs to be a comma after "British army" in #1. That's a compound sentence, and this is one of the PRIMARY comma uses in English. See #2 here.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10:31am by Writeacher

English is involved, but computer guru's assistance is needed for content. Use this index to help you with grammar/usage/writing questions:
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:01am by Writeacher

English grammar Read and study about subject-verb agreement. Then let me know what you decide.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 9:26pm by Writeacher

How does one explain the difference in usage between "I am going to go get it." and "I will go and get it." Correct terms, please, to help a foreign student. I am going = present progressive tense I will go and get = future tense, compound verb to get = infinitive form =) http...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 9:34am by Mia

Read about sequence of tenses and any other aspects of verb tenses in English here: Then revise your sentences and post them -- but post them only once please!
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 9:50am by Writeacher

Ask not what your grammar can do for you; but what you can do for your grammar. Nice balanced parallel structure. Could it have been stated otherwise with the same impact? So impact and retention are keywords in your answer.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 4:38pm by bobpursley

english Click on INDEX and then on Capitalization to learn more.
Monday, September 3, 2012 at 1:45pm by Writeacher

Comprehensive Grammar
10, 11, 16, 17, 24, and 25 are incorrect. http://owl.english.purdue...
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 5:29pm by Writeacher

English Grammar
To Marjorie, Hi my name is Leslie - are you taking Medical Transcription I am taking MT and these grammar questions look familiar - where are you in the course - (because grammar comes up in several modules)
Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 12:18am by Leslie-To:Writeacher

I'll give you American English terms. I'm not sure of British English terms for these things. 1. ... a box of detergent. 2. ... dish-washing soap or ... dish-washing liquid 3. The antecedents for the different uses of "they" need to be clarified.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:42am by Writeacher

English grammar
Here are the kinds of things that need fixing: - fragments instead of complete sentences: - unnecessary repetition (redundancy): and http://grammar.ccc.commnet....
Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:57am by Writeacher

Grammar basic English Read through the prepositions in the paragraph here (prepositions are highlighted), and then let us know what YOU THINK.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 12:23am by Writeacher

English Grade 11 College
The content of what you have written looks fine. However, if you need to be paying attention to mechanical things, such as spelling, grammar, usage, there's lots of clean-up work to do.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:54pm by Writeacher

(Grammar quizzes can be tough. There is a lot to learn, so it's hard to remember. I find that it gets easier with practice.) Does the above sentence have any grammar errors. Please help me I am horrible in english and need to pass this class thank you in advance.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:53am by Angelina

english double checking
#5 - The only correction to make is to change "will" to "would." Perhaps reading about conditional sentences (If this ... then that...) will make more sense: #7 - This makes no sense. Of course it's in English! An accent ...
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 12:48pm by Writeacher

Try these.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 10:42pm by Ms. Sue

English Grammar
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here's a site that explains it well:
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 9:49am by SraJMcGin

Fix all capitalization and punctuation problems, including fixing run-ons. Press the Enter key a couple of times between paragraphs -- surely this isn't one LONG paragraph! Then repost.
Friday, November 23, 2007 at 11:02pm by Writeacher

Bobpursley is correct. There are run-ons after "I AM" and "I CAN." In addition, the reference "their" in this sentence is incorrect since the noun that pronoun refers to is singular: "when a child relies on their own personal ...
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 11:10pm by Writeacher

Fix all run-ons. Include all citations correctly. Check to make sure ALL modifiers (including adverbs) are where they should be in your sentences. http://grammar.ccc.commnet....
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 3:29pm by Writeacher

English-Urgent please!
I don't know if you'll return to find this, and I don't know if this will help at all -- but if the task is to create coordinate structures in English, usually we use commas and coordinating conjunctions: If you give ...
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:08pm by Writeacher

English grammar
John, here is a great site with a good explanation.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 2:51pm by GuruBlue

"it lives" is simply the present tense form, and for 3rd person singular, we add an -s in English. "can" is used here as an auxiliary verb, and needs to be used with a verb's first principal part. Read and study this webpage for a really good explanation of auxiliary verbs: ...
Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:46pm by Writeacher

I don't know that there are whole books for this purpose. Go here, though, and read through and study all the subtopics in the Paragraph Level and the Essay & Research Paper Level sections.
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:41pm by Writeacher

If the first two paragraphs are what you are supposed to correct, then go back and rethink it all. Here are some excellent links for punctuation lessons and examples: Commas: Index -- to look up everything else: http://grammar....
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:01am by Writeacher

English grammar Use this index to look up the explanations you need. Look up these things: verb tenses and uses different pronoun and antecedent topics
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 12:28pm by Writeacher

English Click on the Word & Sentence Level menu and scroll until you find the section on Punctuation. Then it'll depend on which marks of punctuation you need help with. Commas are the most tricky, but there's help here for everything. =)
Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 9:47pm by Writeacher

This is not a phrase; it's a sentence. I see one of English's IRREGULAR verbs: "become."
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:53pm by Writeacher

Very good. Here are some specific webpages for you to use when you're writing or if you have this type of assignment again: Check out the charts, especially. Scroll ...
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:57am by Writeacher

There are these types of grammar/usage issues: subject-verb agreement: point of view problem: Get rid of all first and second person references. Run-ons, ...
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10:00am by Writeacher

Here's a good place to start: This is one of the best grammar/usage/writing websites I've found. The Index is the best way to find what you need.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 8:03am by Writeacher

Is this supposed to be one paragraph? Why the separation after "injured"? You need to pay attention to comma uses: See especially #4 and #10 ... and to uses of the hyphen:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 12:30am by Writeacher

These sites have excellent explanations.
Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 12:15pm by Ms. Sue

Here are some grammar/usage topics you need to review: Subject-verb agreement: Indirect questions (how the verbs should be phrased): Then repost. =)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 8:12am by Writeacher

Which one of the following sentences is punctuated correctly. A. I saw so many of my friends, that I knew from high school. B. Work was especially hard today,I had to train someone new to the job. C. I often carry a cell phone with me, it helps if someone is trying to reach me...
Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 1:22am by mubashir

English (Critique my essay!)
Check for fragments; make them complete sentences. You have quotations in there without citations. Where did you get the quotations? Each one needs to be cited (that is, tell the source).
Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 5:22am by Writeacher

First, second, third - those are fine. Nothing with -ly on it, though, unless you use finally. =)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7:36am by Writeacher

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is a generic "five-paragraph essay" form: Sra
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 5:37pm by SraJMcGin

english, compound sentences
The two independent clauses are setting up a contradiction or opposites. Which conjunction will you use?
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 9:37pm by Writeacher

English Scroll down a bit -- there's a wonderful chart with all kinds of transition words and phrases to choose from.
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:50pm by Writeacher

Personal pronouns don't have apostrophes in their possessive forms. my, mine your, yours his her, hers our, ours their, theirs
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:11pm by Writeacher

English grammar This website has very good explanations and examples of when to use commas and when not to use them. Without specific examples from you, it's difficult to tell you much more than this.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 1:28pm by Writeacher

No need for "the" in this sentence. Sunlight is one of those non-count nouns, so "the" is not correct here.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:29am by Writeacher

English There are several reasons. Study the categories here, and post sentences you have questions about.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:44pm by Writeacher

English writing Once YOU get YOUR introduction written, feel free to re-post if you want someone to read it over for you.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:25am by Writeacher

No, there should be no comma before "because." It's a subordinating conjunction, and it doesn't fall into either #3 or #4 in this particularly good list of explanations:
Monday, July 21, 2008 at 3:46pm by Writeacher

There are three. Eating an animal has not always been ... it has tended to be done an automatic or an everyday ... on solemn occasions and for a specific treat.
Monday, February 15, 2010 at 9:35pm by Writeacher

English Scroll down a bit until you get to the chart. Choose from among the words and phrases included for each type of transition you want.
Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:32pm by Writeacher

That is a run-on -- two sentences jammed together without correct punctuation to separate them. The word "then" is NOT a conjunction. How will you fix this?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:09am by Writeacher

Business Communications - English 101
You're very welcome! I usually start with their index and then look up whatever I need to learn or explain:
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:25am by Writeacher

English (Follow up From Yesterday)
Please, Alex -- it's "a lot" (not "alot"). See #20.
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:29pm by Writeacher

English Go through the directions here. Then post a set of sentences you have any problem with.
Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 6:01pm by Writeacher

English Scroll down to the chart and check out the alternatives given in the SUMMARY section.
Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:51pm by Writeacher

No. Here are some compound words: bedspread cookbook daughter-in-law (and many others)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 5:13pm by Writeacher

Remember not to be wordy! Too many convoluted sentences will turn your readers off right away!
Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:15pm by Writeacher

English (Comma Question) Read through the examples here and let us know what you think. Concentrate on #s 2 and 3.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:27pm by Writeacher

Here are some explanations. Then, as SraJMcGin said, you may post what you write, and we will be happy to help you, give you feedback, etc.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 11:35pm by Writeacher

Your introductory paragraph needs to contain more than two sentences. Check this site and if you still need help, please repost.
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 12:40pm by GuruBlue

Re-read and simplify. Make sure every pronoun has a clear antecedent. Then choose the 3 or 4 you have the greatest concerns about.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 4:00pm by Writeacher

English There are many ideas in here. Just make sure the paragraph builds up to the thesis, which is best placed as the last sentence in the intro.
Monday, October 10, 2011 at 4:59pm by Writeacher

English Be sure to read that carefully, especially the five different ways to do this. I'd go for the "surprising statement" but you'll need to decide what you want to use.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:04pm by Writeacher

All are correct except #13 (you've missed the adverb there) and #15 ("chimney sweep" is a compound noun in open form: ).
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:03am by Writeacher

can somebody give me an example of a pronoun Many examples are given here. =) thank you writeacher
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 11:58am by eric

English Read rule #4 -- scroll down below the pink chart for specifics.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 8:27pm by Writeacher

No. Check that verb. It's an irregular one, and doesn't form past tenses with -ed.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 9:00pm by Writeacher

english <~~See #4 here. I think the answer is D AND C. What a badly written question that is.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:16pm by Writeacher

English Scroll down and read #5 carefully. Then let us know whether you think A or C is correct.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:40pm by Writeacher

English - Ms. Sue
Right. Here's another explanation about using articles (the, a, an): In the first paragraph here, you can tell that it's not an easy or consistent "rule" in English. This is what I meant by "fuzzy" above. ...
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 8:14am by Writeacher

English, not "9th grade"
First of all, what words do you think make up the subordinate clause? Once you answer that, you can decide what kind it is.
Monday, August 9, 2010 at 9:21pm by Writeacher

And here is a good website to help you identify subjects and verbs, as well as to recognize the different verb tenses. Look up topics alphabetically.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 9:22am by Writeacher

English essay, could I have someone proofread it? Read and study about commas. Revise and repost. Double-check for run-on sentences, too.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 10:09am by Writeacher

baby sitter It's a compound noun, even though it's written as two words. I always spell it as one word, but that doesn't matter.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6:56am by Writeacher

Please understand that no one here will do your work for you. However, we will be happy to read over whatever you come up with and make suggestions and/or corrections. Adjectives: and
Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 1:48pm by Writeacher

Correct the spelling of "quaters" to "quarters." In addition, read this: Then let me know what you think. ??
Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 6:59pm by Writeacher

English Scroll down and consider the words in the first and last boxes of the chart.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 9:54pm by Writeacher

2 is correct; 1 is not. You wouldn't use "a help" in this context because it cannot be counted (is not a "count noun").
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:29am by Writeacher

1 and 4 are run on sentences. The other three have comma splices.
Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 7:39pm by Ms. Sue

1. OK 2. Second sentence here is a run-on. How will you fix it? 3. OK 4. OK 5. ... on your excuse card.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 5:24pm by Writeacher

Only #1 is correct. The word "food" is a non-count noun:
Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:51am by Writeacher

How will you correct that run-on? Post your answer, and someone here will check it for you.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:41am by Writeacher

English language arts 2
Study this site, and then tell us what you think.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:36pm by Ms. Sue

The first two sentences are incorrect. The third one is correct.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:48am by Writeacher

Language Art (Please Check)
Yes. I taught secondary English for many years.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:32pm by Ms. Sue

The main thing is this: How can you rewrite these into one sentence by getting rid of repetitive words and phrases? Let us know what you come up with, and we'll be happy to help.
Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 5:43pm by Writeacher

You need to make gardeners by adding ' at the end. Check this site for the rules and examples of possessive nouns.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 4:43pm by Ms. Sue

ENGLISH Types of business writing
Please review the following: (both for where commas belong and where they do not) (find and fix any/all run-ons) Repost when you've fixed these types of things.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:06pm by Writeacher

It's a compound-complex sentence, and it needs one comma added. Can you see where? "...has a need to feel accepted and being cared about..." This part needs to have parallel form. How will you fix it? http://...
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:13am by Writeacher

No, the correct sentence is a. Semicolons are used to separate EQUAL things, primarily independent clauses. The words "worse yet" are simply transitional, as you said, but they do not make up a complete independent clause. Semicolons:
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 1:10am by Writeacher

Directions are capitalized only when they refer to specific sections of the country or world. For instance: The North and the South fought against each other in the U.S. Civil War.
Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:33am by Ms. Sue

English - tenses
No, "when" and "while" are closer to being synonyms for each other, but not "after." The futures are usually used with the simplest construction possible. There are many example sentences here:
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:22pm by Writeacher

English 12
1. Put capital letters in the right places. 2. Make sure subjects and verbs match (agree) with each other. 3. Use commas in the right places.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:29am by Writeacher

This is one of the best sites I've found. I use it with my grandchildren, and they learn lots, even when they're taking the quizzes in Grammar Blast: You can use all the features with little sunglasses next to them without joining. http...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:02pm by Writeacher

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