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.
Here’s a handy tip for choosing between “One of the students IS studying” vs “One of the students ARE studying.” Now you’ll never get confused!
Mark K. asks, “When to use IS or ARE with prepositional phrases?” Here’s some guidance from Thomas about prepositions and verb agreement.
Zion asks, “If gerunds end in ING, is ‘singing’ in ‘My mother is singing’ a gerund?” Here’s some guidance from Thomas about gerunds and participles. Take a listen!
Thomas shares a surprisingly potent tip for paying attention to a lecture or speech. It has to do with anticipation.
Dot S. asks, “Do you have any tips for overcoming a fear of writing?” Here Thomas shares a few tips that can be used for writing stories and even assignments.
One of the keys to understanding the structure of a sentence is identifying subjects and predicates. But what are these things in the first place?
Leamon M. from New Orleans asks, “Can I use a plural and a singular together to express an understanding?” Here Thomas explores subject verb agreement, pronoun antecedent agreement, and using the singular and plural together.
Jorge R. from Sacramento asks, “What is the difference between avocation and vocation?” Here’s a simple way to remember that an avocation is a hobby, while a vocation is a calling.
Lucretia D. from Milwaukee asks, “What is the difference between all ready and already?” Here’s a handy way to remember the difference!
Hakkim A. asks, “What is a simple way keep from getting adopt and adapt confused?” Here Thomas explores adopt vs adapt vs adept, with three simple ways to remember the difference.
Emory B. asks, “What are tenses in English grammar?” Here’s a surprising answer from Thomas and some creative writing activities for exploring tenses in English.
Komal V. asks, “How do we develop writing skills in young people?” Here Thomas explores 3 ways to make writing more playful and fun writing activities for kids.
Cozy Grammar recently offered a workshop for teachers on how to teach transitive and intransitive verbs in creative and playful ways. Hosted by Digi Phonics in India, this complete workshop explores the hidden power of intransitive verbs and answers questions from teachers.
Natasha W. asks,” What are run-on sentences and comma splices?” Here are three tips from Thomas on how to identify these issues and fix them easily.
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.