Using Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Using Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Using Transitive and Intransitive Verbs I love getting into the nitty-gritty grammar stuff. The picky stuff. The we-seriously-have-rules-for-that? stuff. Transitive and intransitive verbs are just that. We actually took verbs, cut them down the middle and gave them...
Punctuating Quotations: It’s Like, “Whoa!”

Punctuating Quotations: It’s Like, “Whoa!”

Punctuating Quotations: It’s Like, “Whoa!” Here’s the thing about punctuating quotations: The grammar rules for it are not always logical. If you write in British English, it’s a cinch because they follow just one rule. However, in the United States, we got all...
What Is a Dependent Clause and How Is It Used?

What Is a Dependent Clause and How Is It Used?

What Is a Dependent Clause and How Is It Used? Without you, a dependent clause would be out there in the world, lost and alone. Sentences would lack much-needed descriptions, and writing, in general, would suffer. Fortunately, we have you, the writers of the world,...