Keri M. writes, “Could you confirm whether HERE or THERE are adverbs in these sentences: “Here it is” or “It is here”? Here’s some guidance from Thomas on expletives in English Grammar.
One of the key concepts of grammar is agreement of verbs. That may sound awfully technical, but as Marie shows in these two excerpts from the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, we make verbs agree all the time!
Liam W. asks, “Why are here and there not prepositions? Are prepositions adverbs?” Here Thomas clarifies how here and there are adverbs.
Jennifer A. asks, “What part of speech are here and there?” Here Thomas explains how to use and classify these words in a sentence.
Pablo R. asks, “How do you know when to use after or afterwards?” Here’s a way to tell the difference between them and also the word afterward.
Ezane H. asks, “What is the difference between figurative and literally, metaphorically? Does literally also mean figuratively? How do you use it in a sentence?” Take a peek at this answer from Thomas
Lucretia D. from Milwaukee asks, “What is the difference between all ready and already?” Here’s a handy way to remember the difference!
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This month we wanted to offer two video excerpts on adverbs and a writing activity. The topic of adverbs can sometimes seem confusing, but as Marie points out, adverbs are simply words that describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. And of these uses, the most important by far is describing verbs. You can see it in the word itself: ad-VERB!