I remember having precisely one high school English teacher who purported to “teach grammar,” and did so from a text that was thicker than a fist and duller than a rolling pin — the kind of book that wields the rules of syntax like a blunt instrument. Now, this was a long time ago, so … More Noun Phrase Appositives
When a writer fails to join sentences, it’s a twofold problem: the writing is choppy, making it less pleasant to read, and the connections between ideas are invisible to the reader, making it hard to construct meaning from the text. This kind of problem isn’t uncommon in student writing, but luckily, it’s a problem that can be solved using a variety of sentence combining tools.
In this post, I’m going to focus on the FANBOYS. … More Sentence Combining With FANBOYS
Why “comma rules” often don’t make a whole lot of sense, and the one comma rule to rule them all. … More Comma Clickbait: This One Crazy Comma Rule Will Shock You!