CATEGORY:Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

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  • Making Verbs Agree with Relative Pronouns Who, Which, and That

    Several of our other posts open with a brief quiz that we preface with the question “Which of the following sentences are problematic?” On more...

    Nancy Tuten

    29 November 2016

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  • Possessives: Joint or Separate Ownership

    Recently a subscriber wrote to ask which of these two constructions is correct: The administrative assistant completed John’s and Rob’s report. The administrative assistant completed...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 November 2016

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  • The Subjunctive Mood

    Examine the verbs in each of the following sentences: If Harrison were chosen to be the next chief executive officer of the corporation, several controversial...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 November 2016

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  • Ending Sentences with Prepositions

    One of our subscribers wrote to ask about ending sentences with prepositions. She offered several examples of what she considered incorrect usage: Where is my...

    Anonymous

    20 September 2016

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  • The Passive Voice

    If you use your word processing software’s grammar checking feature, then you have probably had it tell you that some of your sentences—specifically, some of...

    Anonymous

    9 September 2016

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