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?
In the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Marie and I help students develop their ability to look at any sentence and SEE what’s going on in it grammatically. While filming one of the new videos for the course this summer, we took time to make a quick and easy guide to getting started identifying the parts of a sentence.
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.
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.
This question comes from Rosie C., writing from the UK. Rosie has asked a wonderful question about some of the exercises. In Lesson 9 of the Basic Cozy Grammar Course, we discuss the topic of singular versus plural verbs. What makes clings singular and cling plural? And what makes knocks singular and knock plural?
A BC Homeschooler asks, “Does Cozy Grammar have a YouTube Channel?” The answer is a resounding YES! Watch Thomas explains more here.
Kevin J. asks, “What Is a Predicate Adjective?” Thomas answers a question about identifying predicate adjectives.
As the leaves start to turn our thoughts often turn to the coziness of a fire and the warmth of our homes. It’s a great time for getting back to basics. This month we wanted to share how getting back to grammatical basics and understanding main subjects and main predicates can help us in our storytelling.
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.