Category Archive for: ‘Grammar and Usage’

Lie or Lay? Rise or Raise? Why You Should Know What a Transitive Verb Is


  Today, boys and girls, we’re going to learn about transitiveness. Can you say transitive? I knew you could. When …

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Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss, Part H


Moving right along in this series on homophones — words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings. These are problematic for writers because, unless they know the difference, they can result in spelling errors that spellcheckers can’t catch. We’ve covered A through G. This post will quickly cover the H’s.

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Punctuate Titles Correctly!


For my lit students and students everywhere, here’s a short review of how to punctuate titles:

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Words We Confuse that Spellcheckers Miss, Part G


Today we’ll look at troublesome homophones that start with g. These are words that are easy to misspell or otherwise confuse.

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