A viewer recently asked us to compare the words ephemeral and ethereal. Thomas offers a peek into the roots of each word to make their meanings clear.
Jay asks, “Is it correct to say ‘two fewer people’ or ‘two less people’? Here’s a trick for answering this question easily!
During a virtual classroom visit, Thomas answered a question about why articles are parts of speech when there are so few of them. Take a peek at the answer!
Kadyn M. asks, “What is the difference between an adjective and a predicate adjective?” Here’s a simple and easy way to tell them apart.
In the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, Marie introduces phrasal comparisons for three-syllable adjectives such as “beautiful.” When forming comparatives and superlatives with three-syllable adjectives, we use more and most and less and least.
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie introduces the concept of compound complements.
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie introduces the concept of objective complements.
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie introduces the concept of subjective complements.
One of the most colorful parts of speech are adjectives. Here’s how Marie explains the three degrees of adjectives.
Jason J. from Cape Town, South Africa asks, “What is the difference between there, their, and they’re? It’s a bit confusing.” Here are three ways to remember the difference forever.
Liam from Meridian, Idaho, asks, “What part of speech is a number in a sentence?” Here Thomas explores how numbers sometimes serve as adjectives or determiners, and sometimes serve as nouns. It all depends on the context of the sentence.
What is a dangling participle? Or modifier? Or participial phrase? These terms can appear quite confusing, but there’s a simple way to think about them. A dangling participle, modifier, participial phrase is simply a piece of description that isn’t clearly connected to what it’s describing.
Kevin J. asks, “What Is a Predicate Adjective?” Thomas answers a question about identifying predicate adjectives.
Just as it may seem strange at first to talk about grammar and gratitude, it may also seem strange to talk about grammar and beauty. But as Marie and Thomas explain in Lesson 14 of The Basic Cozy Grammar Course, beauty and grammar go together.
What could be more surprising and helpful than talking about grammar and gratitude? We tend to think of grammar as dry and even lifeless, but properly taught, grammar can be an extraordinary and powerful tool for increasing awareness, unleashing creativity, and fostering true success. Take a peek at this month’s free videos to learn more!
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to offer two video excerpts on adjectives. How to describe the delights of the season vividly and memorably? That’s what both of our videos address. We also have a creative writing exercise and a holiday gift to share. Read on to learn more!