Independent Clauses:An independent clause is a fancy name for a complete sentence. It states a full thought with a subject and a verb or verb phrase.An independent clause/sentence may have … [Read more...] about Independent clauses are sentences.
Verb formsVerbs have two forms (infinitive and gerund) and numerous tenses (past, present, and future).An infinitive has no tense.The infinitive is "to" plus the single word naming the … [Read more...] about Verbs create tense action.
Forward slashThe forward slash is also called simply the “slash.”In general, use of the slash should be avoided in narrative writing, whether fiction or non-fiction./Write out slash … [Read more...] about How to use the slash
;Semicolons are a cross between a comma and a period.One very important use for semicolons is to produce an emoticon wink by typing a semicolon followed by a closing parenthesis. ; ) No other … [Read more...] about Semicolons are super-commas!
In formal writing, anything between an initial capital letter and an ending punctuation (period, question mark, or exclamation mark) should be a complete sentence.It should express an … [Read more...] about Fragments are not complete sentences.
Word order matters. Where you put a word or a phrase can change the meaning of a sentence or make it completely illogical.Word order varies from one language to another. I have been told that in … [Read more...] about Misplaced modifiers confuse word order.
A sentence has different functions.Sentences are categorized by their purpose. They may be declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, or imperative.A declarative sentence makes a statement. It … [Read more...] about How do sentences function?