Elizabeth O'Brien

Hello! I'm Elizabeth O'Brien, and my goal is to get you jazzed about grammar. 

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Aug 18, 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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Aug 09, 2019

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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Aug 07, 2019

Modifiers: Adverbs and Adjectives

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

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Aug 02, 2019

The Adverb Questions

Knowing the adverb questions will help you understand adverbs. I'll tell you what they are and how to use them here!

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Jul 27, 2019

The Compound Sentence

Learn all about the compound sentence. Seeing it diagrammed will burn the definition into your memory forever!

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Jul 26, 2019

Fun with Sentence Construction

Learn about sentence construction! You use sentences every day, but have you ever thought about what sentences really are?

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Jul 25, 2019

English Parts of Speech

Learning the English parts of speech is a must if you want to learn grammar. See definitions and lists of all eight. Come on over and have a little fun!

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Jul 16, 2019

The Exclamation Mark

You may know that you use the exclamation mark to punctuate interjections and exclamatory sentences. Find out more about this fun punctuation mark!

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Jul 09, 2019

Punctuation Rules

Learn English punctuation rules! You don't have to wonder about semicolons or comma rules anymore. Use this as a resource!

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Jul 04, 2019

Sentence Diagram of the Declaration of Independence

See the opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence diagrammed. It's crazy!

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Jun 27, 2019

Why You Never Learned Grammar

You can learn grammar! I'll tell you why you haven't learned so far and what to do about it.

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Jun 18, 2019

Try To vs. Try And

TRY TO or TRY AND? If you find yourself saying TRY AND, you need to read this lesson. We'll use sentence diagramming to really SEE what's correct. Join us!

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Jun 14, 2019

What is a verb?

What is a verb? You'll find out in this awesome verb overview! Learn the types of verbs and the ways they act. Check it out!

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Jun 13, 2019

Diagramming Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions connect things. That's easy to remember, right? Use these fun exercises to learn more and have fun doing it. You'll be diagramming sentences and enjoying yourself. I swear.

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Jun 06, 2019

Compound Possessive Pronoun & Noun

How do you form compound possessives with nouns and possessive pronouns? Jim and my cat? Jim and my's cat? Jim's and my cat? Learn the rule and take the quiz! It'll be fun!

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Jun 04, 2019

Helping Verbs & Verb Phrases

It's time to learn about helping verbs and verb phrases! I know you're excited, and you should be. Check it out!

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Jun 01, 2019

Diagramming Interjections & Nouns of Direct Address

Learn about interjections and nouns of direct address with these sentence diagramming exercises. It's fun!

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May 29, 2019

List of Interjections

Yippee! This list of interjections will give you all the words that you need to express your emotions. Awesome!

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May 28, 2019

Adverb Clauses Are a Type of Subordinate Clause

Adverb clauses are subordinate clauses that act as adverbs. (Imagine that!) Let me teach you more!

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May 24, 2019

Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences!

Find everything you wanted to know about sentence structure! (Including sentence diagrams!) Read more. You know you want to.

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