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David Mielke on the beach to introduce the Free Cozy Spelling Course

A Free and Cozy Way to Learn Spelling

We’re delighted to reopen Marie’s Free Cozy Spelling Course. Over the past five weeks, we’ve been hard at work redesigning and revamping this time-tested course for our new website. Watch Cozy Grammar’s producer and director David Mielke describe the features of this comprehensive and popular free course.

Marie on the beach, ready to share her trick for remembering transitive and intransitive verbs.

How to Remember Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Here’s a handy trick from Marie for remembering the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs. This tip also doubles as a quick and easy introduction to the topic, so it’s helpful even to people who aren’t sure what transitive and intransitive verbs are in the first place. Watch this month’s excerpt to learn more.

Marie standing with two pieces of firewood to explain what a subject and a predicate are.

What are Subjects and Predicates?

Last month we shared an excerpt from The Basic Cozy Grammar Course in which Marie showed how we can make our writing more interesting by changing the order of the subject and the predicate in our sentences. This month we wanted to share an excerpt that clarifies what, exactly, subjects and predicates are. Take a peek!

What makes some writing more interesting than other writing?

What Makes Writing Interesting

One of the reasons Marie wanted to make The Basic Cozy Grammar Course was to show how grammar—the technique of speaking and writing—can enhance creativity. We wanted to start the New Year by sharing an excerpt from The Basic Cozy Grammar Course in which Marie shows how knowledge of grammar can help make our sentences more interesting.

Picture of Marie Rackham and text: "Cozy Grammar With Marie Rackham"

A Cozy Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we’re finally able to invite you to join Marie in and around her cozy cottage by the sea to learn and enjoy grammar and punctuation. The living textbook that Marie imagined from the beginning has finally become a reality, and we’re humbled and honored to be able to share it with you.