Grammar Nerd

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Affect vs. Effect

Words We Need to Stop Misspelling by The Oatmeal. I have to admit this entails some of my biggest pet peeves.

12 most misunderstood words in English

Infographic: The 12 most misunderstood English words. So I was chatting with someone earlier this week and they used one of these words the "misunderstood" way, and I said, I think you mean this. and they thought I was wrong!

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Funny book about grammar. The difference of knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

The final, brilliant word on passive voice.    “She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive    “Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active  I FINALLY GET IT! Ok all of us kids in our class need this!

How to ID passive voice. If you can insert "by zombies" after the verb, you have passive voice. "She was killed (by zombies)" - passive voice. "Zombies killed (by zombies)" - active voice.

Literary Tools: Alliteration English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Laminated Educational Art Print

Literary Tools: Alliteration English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Literary Tools: Alliteration English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Laminated Educational Art Print

Literary Tools: Alliteration English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Why I Still Use The Oxford Comma

Why I Still Use The Oxford Comma

Long live the Oxford Comma! I agree!/ No, I disagree completely. If you had toast and orange juice, you don't put a comma after the toast. You use the "and" instead of the comma. I had no idea that commas had names

Literary Tools: Onomatopoeia English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. Laminated Educational Art Print

Literary Tools: Onomatopoeia English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. This was my favorite word to spell and impress people with as a kid.

Literary Tools: Onomatopoeia English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. Laminated Educational Art Print

Literary Tools: Onomatopoeia English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. This was my favorite word to spell and impress people with as a kid.

Literary Tools: Metaphor English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane. Laminated Educational Art Print

Literary Tools: Metaphor English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

Amazon.com: Literary Tools: Paradox English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Laminated Educational Art Print: Office Products

Literary Tools: Paradox English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

Amazon.com: Literary Tools: Paradox English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Laminated Educational Art Print: Office Products

Literary Tools: Paradox English Literature Poster featuring a quote from "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

LOL

Many of you have already seen the attempt to save grandpa's life with a comma, but the picture included in this poster makes the attempt to save grandma.

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