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What Is A Determiner? Types & Examples (With Worksheet)

Determiners are one of the many parts of speech in the English language. But what is a determiner in grammar? That’s a good and complex question so I’m going to break it down as much as I can. Basically, it specifies noun modifiers, adjectives, and noun phrases that follow them. But let’s dig deeper. Keep reading to know the definition and different types of determiners through determiner examples. I’ll also show you the rules on correct determiner usage. What is …

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Does the Period Go Before or After Parentheses?

Parentheses are an excellent way to offset the main sentence’s explanations, detail, and asides. They are easy to use and provide clarification and information to your reader. However, they come with their own set of punctuation rules. When my students are taught how to use parentheses, providing them with the rules of end marks and commas helps them integrate their use into their own writing. First, let’s review what a parenthesis is and how it is used. Then, let’s look …

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What Are Indefinite Pronouns? Worksheet & Examples

There are many types of pronouns in the English language. However, indefinite pronouns seem to be the most unique, if you ask me. What is an indefinite pronoun? How do you properly use them? My guide will answer everything you need to know about indefinite pronouns. Then, you can test your knowledge by answering the worksheet provided. What is an Indefinite Pronoun? You already know that pronouns take the place of a noun or noun phrase. Nouns are names of …

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7 Types of Commas – Usage & Examples

Every grammarian you speak to will label commas differently, but all will agree on the rules of their use. Commas are essential to help create organization and understanding of complex sentences, but occasionally comma rules can be confusing to new writers. Sometimes breaking down these rules into labels help give names to each type of comma. These names are sometimes easier to remember. I’ve broken down the six main rules of commas with examples and put them into seven comma …

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21 Common Punctuation Mistakes (With Worksheet)

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the rules of punctuation and dealing with punctuation errors? You aren’t alone. Collectively there are dozens of punctuation rules and knowing them all feels like an impossible task. However, chances are you already apply them without knowing since so many apply a common sense approach. Instead of focusing on the many rules you should know, why not focus on the common punctuation mistakes most people make in order to avoid them? I’ve …

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Reflexive Pronouns – Definition & Examples (Worksheet Included)

Reflexive pronouns are a type of pronoun that end in -self or -selves. We use them when the subject and object of the sentence are the same. Personally, I think reflexive pronouns are some of the easiest ones to learn! Learn about the definition and examples of reflexive pronouns as I break it all down for you. I’ll also show you when to use reflexive pronouns in sentences. Once you’ve got a clear understanding, you can answer my worksheet at …

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What is Present Simple Tense – Examples & Worksheet

The simple present is a most straightforward English grammar concept. It’s used to describe a current or continuous action, but there are a few rules to know first. I’ll cover the present simple tense, see how it’s formed, and take a look at some present simple examples that I whipped up for you. What Does Simple Present Tense Mean? The simple present tense is really just a verb tense that indicates an action is currently happening or is regularly occurring. …

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Open Class vs Closed Class Words – Meaning & Examples

You cannot build a sentence without at least one word. Words are essential to produce meaning when organized accurately. In English, they are divided into two: open class and closed class words. I’ll show you the meaning of open and closed classes in this post. You will also learn examples of words under these two categories. What’s the Difference Between Open and Closed Words? Understanding the meaning of open and closed classes will help you process sentences better. Open class …

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Writing in Second Person – Examples & Worksheet

With all writing mostly done in the first and third person, it’s confusing to think (and apply) the second person POV. Using the pronoun “you,” the writer comes “face to face” with the reason, addressing them directly in a more interactive literary experience. I’m not a fan of this perspective and don’t often use it. I always thought of it as a way to write non-fiction, video games, or instructional guides rather than fiction. Learn what the 2nd person POV …

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What Are Personal Pronouns? Examples & Worksheet

The words I, you, he, she, it, and they are paramount in English language and writing. These are called personal pronouns. Understanding how to use personal pronouns will help you observe a proper flow of sentences. It also avoids repetition within those sentences. Find out the personal pronoun’s definition and examples right here in my guide. What is a Personal Pronoun? A personal pronoun in the English language includes I, you, he, she, it, we, they, and more. These types …

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