Posts related to grammar
Should I use a singular or plural verb with a collective noun?
Collective nouns, like team, family, class, group, and host, take a singular verb when the entity acts together and a plural verb when the individuals… Read More
Rerouting Readers: The Power of Correlative Conjunctions
Learn how correlative conjunctions add emphasis, direct traffic, and determine meaning Read More
“Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow”: When a Comma Separates Subject and Verb
Learn when to separate a subject and verb with a comma Read More
When should I use a semicolon before a coordinating conjunction?
Semicolons should be used before coordinating conjunctions—that is, terms such as and, or, and but joining independent clauses—when the clauses are long and have internal punctuation, as… Read More
Helping Students Use Grammar to Support Their Writing Goals
Teachers can help their students by addressing grammar in the context of student writing Read More