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7 common errors your PC will not catch

People say that technology is making people redundant all over the place. Well, automated things can do a lot, but at the moment you still get howlers like these: nursing the accurately ill. We meant acutely. the quorum for any … Continue reading

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9 Free online grammar resources

Apparently, you can’t ignore these free on-line grammar resources. What do you think of them? Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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“Whom”: to reprise

Here are some thoughts on a strangely controversial word. Whom. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Top grammar blogs

This post is aimed at people who learn English as a second language, and those who teach them. But some of the material has a much wider application. Here are the top 18 Grammar blogs you should read every day. … Continue reading

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The case of the disappearing determiners

This is fascinating stuff. Over the last century or so, the commonest word in English has gradually been getting less common. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Sentence analysis

We did a lot of sentence analysis when I was at school. Our teacher would dictate random sentences, then we would have to write them out & list underneath the subject, object, verb… This post illustrates another approach to the … Continue reading

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Grammar rules

Here is a collection of posts about grammar rules: Do you follow grammar “rules” that you don’t understand? Why spelling and grammar are important. Working through improving a sentence. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this … Continue reading

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19 Reasons Why Grammar Nerds Are More Likely To Be Successful

Some of these are rather debatable in my view. Does all the discussion on the web about Grammar Nazis really give the impression that  they are great leaders because they know how to communicate in a way that helps others … Continue reading

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Beginning a sentence with “however”

Laying down the law is a risky business. Michael Gove has been instructing his civil servants on grammar, but there is a snag. There is a conflict. Look at these “rules”. It is good to read great writers to see … Continue reading

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12 Common grammar problems

This one doesn’t need much introduction. This list of common grammar problems has something for everyone. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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