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Differences between lay, lie, laid, lay, laying, lying, laid, and lain!

I may be a grammar nazi, but I still need help with these from time to time. :P the whole lay/lie thing is one of the most complicated inventions in the English language.

Simplicity itself.  Diane Hughes | @DianeWordsmith

The proper use of who and whom is a grammar issue that stymies many writers and speakers. While some grammar pundits have called for doing away with whom altogether, I think it's a valid word that we.

Try not to use 'lovely' and 'plump' in the same compliment

I love words, and the English language is so very vast. Unfortunately we hear so very little of it on a daily basis. Expand your vocabulary; expand your mind.

Grammar

Great chart with comma rules because use is one of the hardest things to grasp. Depending on what level I'm teaching, some of these comma rules may be too advanced.

And as you see dogs have no special name for fear on this list. Because they are Angels [for the most] ^^^ Oh, honey, there are a lot more phobias than that

The Beauty of Fear

What about Fear of water? Phobias: xenophobia definition is a bit simplistic; yes 'strangers' but also more towards the fear of foreigners. Usually, used socially and culturally than just 'strangers' but I digress.

Punctuation funny but actually helpful

Funny pictures about Punctuation social personalities. Oh, and cool pics about Punctuation social personalities. Also, Punctuation social personalities.

INSTRUCTION - This would be great to read aloud and then post as an anchor chart in a late primary or junior classroom (maybe modify the vocabulary to avoid frustration). Make sure to really exaggerate the monotonous nature of using the same sentence length over and over, and the flow and excitement of varying the lengths! A great way for students to really understand how prosody relates to writing convention.

Now listen

writing, sentence variety, sentence length, Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

Different ways to say said

190 Ways to Say "Said", good for essay writing when you have a very descriptive 25 page essay to write in college

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