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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…

Homograph

  • September 12, 2015
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Homographs are words that are spelled the same way and with the same letters but have different pronunciation, meanings or both. There are very few ways to keep these straight other than learning them through use. Below are a few examples that people new to English are sure to run across. Homographs Notice how the…

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…

Anyone vs any one, none vs no one [infographic]

  • November 12, 2013
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The confusion with “anyone and any one” and “none and no one” could be blamed on the way they sound. Folks speak more than they write, so these words are often incorrectly swapped when put onto paper. A look at the rules and an infographic should sort everything out.   [Infographic provided by Grammar.net] Download…

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