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Category: Pronouns

Top 10 Grammar Mistakes in English

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:00 am

Grammar mistakes remain common in daily communication. While those of us who spend time at can reduce such solecisms, even the most observant can still potentially be duped by the occasional sneaky error. Because grammar mistakes in American English have always been and likely always will be, we thought it'd be fun and informative …

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Objective Case: Usage and Examples

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6:00 am

When we refer to case in English grammar, we indicate the form that a noun or pronoun takes according to its function in a sentence. The three cases in English are subjective, objective, and possessive. This review will center on the objective case. What Is the Objective Case? The objective case is the case we …

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What Is a Predicate Pronoun?

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6:00 am

The presenter will be she. The culprit is you? If you continue your method acting of that character, you will become he. You probably use or recognize statements expressed in ways such as these. It's also possible that when speaking colloquial English you might use an object pronoun rather than a subject pronoun in the …

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Object Complements: Usage and Examples

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 6:00 am

Those who speak, write, and study English are typically familiar with how nouns are enhanced by adjectives and other nouns, such as appositives and subject complements. Examples The brown satchel belongs to the lawyer. (adjective describing the subject noun, satchel) Jenna is a lawyer. (subject complement renaming the subject noun, Jenna) My sister Jenna, a …

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Nominative Case: Usage and Examples

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 6:00 am

Case in English concerns the function that a word performs in relation to other words in a sentence. In older English, grammar referred to the nominative case (subject), the accusative case (direct object), the dative case (indirect object), and the genitive case (possessive form). (Current English refers more often to three cases: subjective, objective, and …

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Subject Complements: Usage and Examples

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 6:00 am

The word complement in English means "something that completes or makes perfect; either of two parts or things needed to complete the whole." A subject complement in English describes or renames a sentence subject and completes the sense of the verb by means of an adjective, a noun, a pronoun, a possessive noun or pronoun, …

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When to Use (and Not Use) a Comma Before Which

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 6:00 am

Writing and speaking in American English often includes the relative pronouns which and that. We use these words to provide essential and nonessential (also known as restrictive and nonrestrictive) information that further explains or identifies. The distinction between which and that was once more established within daily formal writing. The word which was used for …

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Subjective Case: Usage and Examples

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 6:00 am

Case in English grammar involves the forms that nouns and pronouns take to indicate their function. The three cases in English are subjective, objective, and possessive. In this discussion, we'll review the subjective case. What Is the Subjective Case? The subjective case is the case we use for a noun or a pronoun that is …

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First Person vs. Second Person vs. Third Person: Which One Do You Want?

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 6:00 am

Part of being a precise and eloquent communicator is conveying the right point of view. Person is used in grammar to distinguish who is speaking, who is being addressed, and who is not speaking or being addressed. Grammatical person includes first person, second person, and third person. In this post we will help you understand …

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You and I or You and Me: Which Is Correct?

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 6:00 am

Even those who pay attention to grammar can allow certain inaccuracies to slip in, particularly in informal communication. One of the most prevalent grammatical errors appears in how we apply phrases such as you and I and you and me. Writers and speakers might use one or the other to sound articulate and yet be …

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