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What are y’all talking about?

  • November 1, 2016
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Good grammar day! Today we’re going to discuss a few words that could have made you worried or even angry. We’re going to discover the word construction ‘y’all.’ ‘Y’all’ has still its the place in the dictionary. Y’all [jˈɔːl] is a simple contraction of you-all [ˈjuːɔːl] (according to the US dialect form) We use it to refer…

Top 10 Grammar Nazi All Time Favorites [infographic]

  • November 24, 2014
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This list, in no particular order, can help you to avoid skirmishes with grammar Nazis…or you can use it in studying to become one! [Infographic provided by Grammar.net] To download high resolution poster click here 1. Plural vs Possessive Folks seem driven to add an apostrophe whenever ending a word with “-s.” Here are two…

10 Confusing Homonyms: Part II [infographic]

  • July 22, 2013
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English is riddled with words that sound similar but have completely different meanings, and some words that sound similar have very different spellings. The infographic and 10 examples of homonyms and homophones will straighten some of this confusion out. To download high resolution poster click here. <a href=”http://www.grammar.net/homonyms2″><img src=”http://www.grammar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/homonyms-2_small.png” alt=”” /></a>[Infographic provided by <a href=”http://www.grammar.net”><em>Grammar.net</em></a>]…

10 Confusing Homonyms: Part I [infographic]

  • July 8, 2013
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The Homonym Phenomenon! Words that sound similar or are written the same but with different meanings are a notorious stumbling block for those learning English as a second language. In truth, native speakers have their share of trouble with them, too. Ten examples of homonyms and homophones and the accompanying infographic will clarify some of…

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