Words often confuseda while/awhile“A while” is a period of time. “While” is a noun. It can serve as the object of a preposition (“in a while,” “after a while”).“Awhile” is an adverb … [Read more...] about Word Pairs 2
ArticleArticle = one of these three words: “a,” “an,” “the” (used with nouns)Definite article = “the,” indicates a specific nounExamples:The idea was to give the bone to the boy with … [Read more...] about Definitions: noun, adjective, verb, pronoun, adverb, preposition
Negative sentencesA negative in a sentence gives the opposite of the statement. (The book is here. >> The book is not here.)noMany sentences can be made negative by using a negative prefix … [Read more...] about No and its negative relatives deny.
SentenceEach individual sentence should begin with a capital letter, even if the sentence is a quotation or dialogue.AExamples:This is a sentence.The first letter of a sentence should be … [Read more...] about Individual importance is emphasized by capitalization.
If you have ever felt that rules governing language are picky or strange or whatever, this is such a situation.People who grow up speaking American English will find this order to simply “sound” … [Read more...] about Order of Adjectives
A lot"A lot" meaning "a large amount" doesn’t pair up with another word, but it’s not a single word. It’s two words, “a lot.” (The word that means to divide up among others has two “l’s” … [Read more...] about Word pairs 1