Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2012’

When Writing Doesn’t Sound Right


Have you ever struggled to use correct grammar without sounding awkward or unnatural? Why does speaking or writing correctly so often sound wrong?

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Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs and More — Illustrated


I created this diagram for my own use. I constantly confuse wordy terms like homophone, homonym, homograph, heteronym, and heterograph and needed a visual way to keep the relationships straight. But I play well and get along with others, so I decided to share.

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The Plural of Woman


I’ve long found women confusing. And I don’t just mean women in general. I mean the word women.

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Narrative Writing Prompt: Unlikely Friends


The ancient Greek writer Aesop tells a story of two unlikely friends. It begins when a mouse is captured by a ferocious lion.

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