In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie introduces the concept of compound objects.
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie gives a handy way to find the objects of prepositions.
Although most of us may feel familiar with adjectives, in the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, Marie explores NINE different kinds of adjectives. The kind that most of us know best is the descriptive or qualitative adjective.
Joy L. asks, “Is it correct to use ‘their’ in the sentence ‘Jane is one of the graduate students who have finished their master’s degree’? Here’s some guidance from Thomas. Take a listen!
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie gives a handy way to find the indirect object of a verb, complete with an example.
During a classroom visit, Thomas answered a question about what part of speech the word “dog” is in the sentence “The boy holds the dog.”
In this excerpt from the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie gives a handy way to find the direct object of a verb, complete with an example with a noun.
Here’s simple and clear introduction to nouns of address, complete with a creative writing activity from Thomas that you can try.
In the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Level One, Marie and I explore a topic that may sound completely unfamiliar: inflection.
Julia C. from Walla Walla asks, “When do we use the word amount and when do we use the word number?” Here Thomas explains amount vs number by explaining count and non-count or mass nouns.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathon C. asks, “What is the difference between ability and capacity?” Here Thomas gives an answer that explores ABILITY, CAPACITY, also also another frequently confused word, CAPABILITY.
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.