Breaking Down Relative Pronouns

Breaking Down Relative Pronouns

Breaking Down Relative Pronouns You know how your relatives can be, well, complicated? Maybe you have an uncle to whom you would rather not introduce your friends and a cousin who always says embarrassing things. Relative pronouns are kind of like that: complicated,...
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...
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...