How to Use a Semicolon I thought infographics were supposed to make things easier to understand. This one just proved to me that we should eliminate semicolons all together. Death to the semicolon!<< But it is easy to understand.
ELA creative writing outlaw The Seven Deadly Sins of Punctuation And How You Can Avoid Them (Note: Read carefully. They preface each "faux pas," telling you the correct usage, but provide the WRONG way as examples. It's confusing).
Subjects and verbs must agree in number. This is the cornerstone rule that forms the background of the concept. The dog growls when he is angry. The dogs growl when they are angry. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb
English Grammar solution: Structure of All Tense, Structure of the Tense. i would probably break this chart down into different pieces but most kids have trouble when it comes to the different tenses. so this would help a lot in the classroom.
Change Passive Voice to Active Voice. writing sentences in passive voice is discouraged b/c it can obscure the subject of the sentence & confuse the reader. It also usually creates a wordy and awkward sentence construction.