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Motivate Your Muse: Adjectives

Motivate Your Muse: Adjectives

A fun ‘adjectives’ game to motivate your muse. I have a tendency to rely on using the same adjectives within my writing. Adjectives, known as description words, can create excitement and add flavor to your writing. Overuse of the same words, though, is boring (as well as uninteresting, monotonous, dreary, dull, wearisome, and tedious) to … Continue reading

Grammar Rules: The 6 Verb Tenses

Grammar Rules: The 6 Verb Tenses

Tense over Verb Tenses? There are six verb tenses that are commonly used in the English language. Present – action occurring right now Past – action that has passed Future – action that has yet to take place in the future Present Perfect – action in past time in relation to present time Past Perfect – action … Continue reading

Grammar Rules: Prepositions

Grammar Rules: Prepositions

The function and use of prepositions – A preposition is placed before a noun to show the noun’s relationship to another word in the sentence. Examples include the following: above, about, across, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into, like, near, … Continue reading

Grammar Rules: Subject Complement

Grammar Rules: Subject Complement

There are two kinds of subject complements. A predicate nominative is a noun or pronoun which follows a linking verb and refers to the subject. Example: Carla is the leader. [The noun leader follows the linking verb is and refers to the subject Carla]. A predicate adjective is an adjective which follows a linking verb … Continue reading