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Grammar Definitions: Basics VI

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punctuation of quotations within quotation
single quotations around quotes within quotes
punctuation with brackets
use for changing part of the quotation for clarification
punctuation with dashes
use when emphasizing an appositive
punctuation with hyphens
use when linking adjectives to same word for clarity
difference between alright and all right
alright is not a word, all right is
difference between all ready and already
all ready completely prepared. " already" so soon
difference between bad and badly
bad after linking verbs. badly after action verbs
difference between every day and everyday
everyday is an adjective, "every day" is an adjective + noun
difference between good and well
good is an adjective used to describe nouns, well is an adverb used to describe actions
difference between its and it's
it's is a conjunction of "it has" or or "it is", "its" is the possessive of "it"
difference between led and lead
the past tense of lead is led
the reason is because fix
it is redundant. remove either the reason or because
there - place
difference between their, there, and they're
difference between to, too, and two
to - used for the infinitive of a verb
difference between who's and whose?
who's - contraction of "who is?" or "who has?"
your - ownership
difference between your and you're
when is "who" used?
when it is the subject of the sentence
when is "whom" used?
when it is the object of a verb or preposition
Comma Splice
The unjustified use of a comma between coordinate main clauses not connected by a conjunction.
You use them to surround something that seems a bit out of place in the sentence—an aside, a clarification, or a commentary.
Interrupts the flow of the sentence and tells the reader to get ready for some important or dramatic statement.
To limit or provide information about (a word or group of words).
Rule 1
How to Use Prepositions
what are the 7 words that are always adjectives
the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their
demonstrative pronouns
this, that, these, those