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How to master predicates [infographic]

  • May 28, 2013
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A predicate is the part of a sentence that is not the subject. Though this sounds simple, there are types, techniques and rules for predicates. Along with the infographic, the following should shed some light on crafting a good predicate.     To download high resolution poster click here What is a Predicate? A sentence…

Past Perfect Continuous Tense: hints and tips [infographic]

  • April 1, 2013
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Despite the frightful name, past perfect continuous tense is simple to understand, and it is fairly easy to use.

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Gerund: hints and tips [infographic]

  • September 24, 2012
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Gerunds are behind some of the most confusing and persistent grammar problems. These verbals are found in many sentences, and they function in many ways, which only adds to the confusion. In order to understand how verbals work, it’s essential to understand their meaning and purpose. The definition of gerund describes these verbals as words…

Shades of Modality

  • August 29, 2011
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“Writers should learn to properly use auxiliary modal verbs.” Even if a reader has no idea what a modal verb is, this statement is more likely to agitate than inform, and it would start any other article on a sour note. Lurking at the beginning of the sentence, the modal verb “should” is responsible for…

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