One of the most common and confusing issues in English grammar is the difference between lay, lie, and laid. People can usually remember that there IS a difference, but most have trouble remembering what the difference is. Here Thomas shares a way to remember the difference between lay, lie, and laid for good.
In a recent Ask Cozy Grammar session, Angie F. wanted to know more about how to sign on to Cozy Grammar’s courses. Here Thomas gives a step-by-step overview.
Sara A. asks, “How can we master spelling?” Here are three tips from Thomas on how to become a spelling master.
Andrew L writes, “How is W a vowel, as stated in “Marie’s Handy Guide to Spelling Rules?” Here is a step-by-step guide filmed on Plum Forest Farm that shows exactly when W is a vowel and when W is a consonant
Sri Kushal asks, “What is the difference between gerunds, infinitives, and participles?” Here is an answer from Thomas with three handy ways to distinguish these commonly confused verbals.
When we start learning grammar, certain terms can feel intimidating. What is a principal clause? What is a compound sentence? Ideas like these can be confusing and can make students anxious. Yet knowing grammatical terms like these can help open the doors to excellence in writing and greater appreciation of beauty.
Carlos asks, “How do we know if we should use me or I?” Here Thomas gives a simple and cozy way to remember the difference between me and I.
Donya asks, “Why is it important to teach in many different ways?” Here’s an answer from Thomas, drawing on the wisdom found in a poem by the Tamil woman, poet, and saint, Avvaiyar.
Whether you or your students are in school, homeschooling, unschooling, or just learning on your own, at some point you’re bound to face the question, “What is an essay?” Here’s Marie’s simple definition and a surprising second definition from Thomas. What is an essay? The powerful possibility of calmness.
With so many of us now learning from home, have you found yourself needing grammar help, resources, ideas, or support for your kids? Do you want to learn or teach language in ways that inspire creativity and confidence? Send us your question and we’ll answer it in a video!
Priti M. asks, “What is the best way to learn English spelling? Children always have problems with spelling. What is the best way to teach them?” Here are three keys from Thomas
Audrine recently asked about how to determine long vowel sounds for an exercise in our Free Cozy Spelling Course. Check out this in-depth answer from Thomas. The key, he explains, lies in our ears.
Lewis W. asks, “What does verb tense consistency mean?” Here’s a simple and direct answer from Thomas and Ask Cozy Grammar.
Taranindya asks, “What writing exercise can we use for practicing English grammar with a 9-year-old at home?” Here are some tips from Thomas.
Neha M. asks, “How to Teach English Grammar in the Easiest Way?” Here are four simple suggestions from Thomas.
Jonathon C. asks, “How to we use the word however?” As Thomas explains, there are some simple rules to make sure your sentences are clear.