Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–Introductory/Concluding phrases and words

The introductory phrase can be a bit confusing, but it's probably one of the easiest rules to remember. EXAMPLE: 1. If she goes out to the bar, she will get drunk. 2. "So, that's what you meant." 3. When that happens, you run. All of those have introductory phrases or words. PRACTICE: Example: 1. When … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–Introductory/Concluding phrases and words

Grammar Wednesday: Comma–parenthetical phrase

A parenthetical is easy. If it could go into parenthesis, a.k.a if it makes not difference to the meaning behind the sentence, but you still want it there, then it is a parenthetical phrase. EXAMPLE: 1. Bobby went out to the bar, which he did a lot, and had so many beers he couldn't drive … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Comma–parenthetical phrase

Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–participle phrase

Participle phrases can be a bit tricky. Basically, if you have a sentence with an "ing" word in it, you need to pay attention to what's going on! A participle is a verb that acts and pretends to be an adjective. It modifies the noun. So, now that I've probably confused you with the lingo, … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–participle phrase

Writing brings people together…

Yesterday, I spent the day at the Dallas Sci-fi Expo/Comic con. It was an amazing experience. I met actors from my favorite TV shows, friends from twitter, and hung out with general geeks like me! Aside from the general grandeur, what amazed me the most was how writing brings people together. I went with a … Continue reading Writing brings people together…

Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–compound sentence

A compound sentence is made of two independent clauses. That means, in the basics, each part of the sentence can stand alone as a sentence itself.  My FAVORITE example for this is from Katy Perry. "I kissed a girl, and I liked it." "I kissed a girl." and "I liked it." can both stand alone … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–compound sentence