Zombie Nouns: What Are Nominalizations?

Zombie Nouns: What Are Nominalizations?

Zombie Nouns: What Are Nominalizations? What are nominalizations? Well, have you heard of a zombie noun? The phenomenon of turning a verb or clause into a noun or noun phrase is really called “nominalization.” International writing expert Helen Sword...
Appositives: What Is an Appositive Phrase?

Appositives: What Is an Appositive Phrase?

Appositives: What Is an Appositive Phrase? When I taught English grammar to college freshmen, one of my favorite lessons was on the appositive and the appositive phrase. It seemed like my students could grasp these concepts more quickly than other grammar lessons....
Understanding Different Styles of Writing

Understanding Different Styles of Writing

Understanding Different Styles of Writing You know what I love about the English language? I love the way a single word can have many meanings depending on what part of speech it is and the context in which it’s used. For example, when snappy dressers think...