People judge you based on how you write and speak. Taking the time to follow the rules of Standard English in your formal writing and speech allows you to present yourself in the best possible light.
You can learn more about what Standard English is and how it impacts our lives by watching our documentary on grammar and grammar education.
On this page, you'll find lessons and tips that will help you use proper grammar. This means that we're dealing with issues of what is called grammar usage. It's kind of a grab bag of topics (whereas learning about grammar is a more structured process), but I think you'll find these lessons helpful!
Sometimes, sentences that we write can be interpreted in multiple ways. When this happens, we can call the sentence ambiguous (open to more than one interpretation). If your intention is to write an ambiguous sentence, then there's no problem! However, if you'd like your sentence to be clear, you'll need to rewrite it. Here's an example of an ambiguous sentence I found on a chocolate bar wrapper.
Many people have a hard time knowing when to use which word. I'll teach you how you can figure it out, and I'll also teach you a little trick that will make it easy. Read more about who vs whom here.
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my son said, "Verbs are my favorite parts of speech." I think it's an
indication of a successful grammar program when a child can pick his
favorite part of speech. Yeah!
- Mary, Homeschooler
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overwhelming mishmash of information. Just watch the videos and complete your assignments. Before you know it, you'll be a grammar and sentence diagramming pro!
I hope you enjoyed these lessons on proper grammar usage. :)
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