When using the demonstrative pronouns THIS, THAT, THESE, and THOSE, there’s a common mistake that easy to correct. Simply make sure your pronouns point clearly to their antecedents.
In the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie gives examples of the four demonstrative pronouns: this, these, that, and those.
In the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie explores the three ways that interrogative pronouns ask questions.
Marie introduces both kinds of compound personal pronouns: intensive pronouns and reflexive pronouns.
Thomas explores a common mistake in using the compound personal pronoun myself and shows an easy way to correct it.
Marie gives a cozy review of personal pronouns, with easy-to-understand examples and gives special attention to second person pronouns.
Thomas explores the connection between the concept of person in English (first person, second person, third person) and the drama of everyday life.
Here’s a handy way to think about and remember the subjective or nominative case of a noun or pronoun, as well as a playful challenge.
A student recently asked whether it is correct to say “it’s me” or “it’s I.” As Thomas explains, both are right but for different reasons.
In the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Level One, Marie and I explore a topic that may sound completely unfamiliar: inflection.
Colleen B. asks, “What happened to I SHALL and WE SHALL?” She’s referring to the distinction that was once taught between the first person use of SHALL and the second and third person use of WILL for the future tense. Here’s what Thomas has to say!
Wondering when to use anyone vs any one? Here, with the help of a madrona tree and some deer, Thomas explains the difference between anyone and any one.
Awais from Pakistan writes, “The word ‘I’ is singular, but we use ‘have’ with it and not ‘has.’ Why is this?” Here’s a simple way to distinguish between singular and plural subjects, and first person, second person, and third person.
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.
Despite their humble appearance, pronouns are one of a writer’s most useful tools and can even unleash great comedy. To show you what I mean—and to prepare you for a fun activity with language—take a peek at this month’s free excerpts. Just so you know, you may find yourself laughing!