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Non-Adverbs That End in -LY

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Most of us, when we think of -ly words, think of adverbs. It’s common, after all, to transform an adjective into an adverb by adding -ly, but…

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Further or Farther?

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When I was budding young grammar Nazi, the distinction between the modifiers further and farther was a particular peeve of mine. I cannot tell you where I first learned that farther was to be reserved for literal distances…

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5 Common Problems with Comparatives and Superlatives

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Adjectives and adverbs come in three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative. When comparing or contrasting two or more things, we use the comparative or superlative degrees. This article addresses five common mistakes people make when using these degrees of comparison.

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Puppets Teach Grammar

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I like these puppets. They address some common grammar and usage problem areas with humor and straightforward explanations. I could take issue with some specifics, but it’s not worth it. Just enjoy!

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