Elizabeth O'Brien

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Apr 10, 2019

Personal Pronouns & Apostrophes

Apostrophes show possession, but do we use apostrophes with personal pronouns?

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Mar 28, 2019

Subject and Object Pronouns

When do you use object pronouns and subject pronouns? "...to John and I" OR "...to John and me"?

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Mar 19, 2019

Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

Learn the difference between proper nouns and common nouns. You'll also learn how to diagram them!

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Mar 15, 2019

Henry David Thoreau + Sentence Diagrams

Let's diagram a Henry David Thoreau quotation. Here we go!

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Mar 11, 2019

Possessive Pronouns

Yeah! It's time to learn about possessive pronouns. You will also learn how to diagram them. Check it out!

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Mar 08, 2019

Diagramming Sentences With Direct Speech

How do you diagram sentences that contain direct speech?

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Feb 27, 2019

Appositives: When Do They Need Commas?

Are you ready to learn when to use commas with appositives? Good! I thought so!

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Feb 25, 2019

The Appositive: Learn About It & See How To Diagram It!

Learn about the appositive! These little guys are nouns or pronouns that rename another noun or pronoun.

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Feb 23, 2019

Learn About the Indirect Object

It's time for you to learn about the indirect object. Yay! Check it out and join the fun.

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Feb 21, 2019

Learn About The Direct Object

Learn about the direct object in easy-to-understand language. You'll even get a lesson in diagramming sentences! Yay!

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Jan 18, 2019

Countable Nouns & Uncountable Nouns

What are countable nouns? What are uncountable nouns? Why does it matter? I'll teach you!

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Dec 30, 2018

"A Pessimist Sees..." Winston Churchill

Let's diagram a sentence together! "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

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Dec 19, 2018

Join This Free Online Book Club

I hope that you take advantage of this free online book club. It's lovely! I'll show you what it has to offer and how to get started.

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Dec 13, 2018

How To Make Your Last Name Plural

Learn how to make your last name (surname/family name) plural. You'll also learn how NOT to do it.

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Nov 28, 2018

IS—A Linking Verb?

Is IS always a linking verb? Nope! It can also be a helping verb or an action verb. I'll show you.

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Nov 13, 2018

Nouns of Direct Address / Vocative Case

What is direct address? Do nouns of direct address need commas? What does this have to do with the vocative case? I'll show you!

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Nov 05, 2018

Interrogative Sentences: Learn the Grammar of Questions

Learn the grammar of questions! You'll learn how to use sentence diagrams to see the grammar of interrogative sentences. Check it out!

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Oct 31, 2018

Happy Hallowe'en?

Why was the word 'hallowe'en" written with an apostrophe?

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Oct 24, 2018

Modifiers: Adverbs and Adjectives

Learn about the modifiers (adverbs and adjectives) with these sentence diagramming exercises! It's fun!

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Oct 18, 2018

Commas and Coordinate Adjectives

Why do some adjectives have a comma between them and others don't? Let's explore this fascinating question! :)

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