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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 26, 2018

Diagramming Sentences With Direct Speech

How do you diagram sentences that contain direct speech?

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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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Oct 15, 2018

Examples of Adjectives

Check out these examples of adjectives and improve your understanding of English grammar. Come on! You know you want to!

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Oct 11, 2018

List of Prepositions

This list of prepositions gives you a wealth of examples to help you understand prepositions. Don't miss the song- it's catchy!

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Oct 08, 2018

Poetry Lesson Plans

Poetry lesson plans are hard to find. Use this free lesson plan to teach "Columbus" and learn the 8 steps in making lesson plans.

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Oct 08, 2018

Adjective Clauses (Relative Clauses)

Adjective clauses (or "relative clauses") are introduced by relative pronouns or relative adverbs. They are pretty awesome, so you should check them out.

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Oct 05, 2018

The Infinitive

What is an infinitive? Infinitives are formed from verbs, but they act as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Strange, huh? Learn more here!

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Oct 03, 2018

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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Sep 26, 2018

What is a proper adjective?

What is a proper adjective? What is its relationship to a proper noun? What do teddy bears have to do with this topic? Find out here!

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Sep 22, 2018

Oscar Wilde Quotes - Diagrammed

See some of Oscar Wilde's quotes diagrammed! It's fun.

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Sep 21, 2018

Idiomatic Expressions

Here is a list of 20 common idiomatic expressions. Do you know what they all mean?

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Sep 20, 2018

Learn When To Use A Colon

Have you wondered when to use a colon? Wonder no more. I'll show you!

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Sep 19, 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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Sep 13, 2018

Prepositional Phrases

Prepositional phrases act as single parts of speech. They usually act as adjectives or adverbs. This page has everything you need to know. See examples and sentence diagrams!

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Sep 06, 2018

What is a preposition?

What is a preposition? What does it do? You'll find everything you ever wanted to know, and this picture will help you. It will be fun! Check it out!

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