Advertisements
archives

Clauses

This category contains 5 posts

Note 165 – ‘between you and me’ v ‘between you and I’

It’s a common mistake to write ‘between you and I’; however the correct way of writing this is ‘between you and me’.  If we break the phrase down, the word ‘between’ is a preposition and the words ‘you’ and ‘I’ are personal pronouns.  When personal pronouns follow prepositions, they should be in the object form and not the subject … Continue reading

Note 160 – Should you put a comma after ‘bracketing commas’?

This point came up in an email conversation today with a friend and I would like to thank him for the inspiration for today’s blog. I had previously told him that you shouldn’t put commas either side of bracketing commas (for more on this, see Note 3: The use of brackets and bracketing commas), or … Continue reading

Note 74 – The subtle difference between ‘like’ and ‘such as’

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 74, then please read on… Recap on notes 72 and 73 Yesterday I blogged about the words like and as (see note 73) and how like is … Continue reading

Note 73 – Using the words ‘like’ and ‘as’

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 73, then please read on… The words ‘like’ and ‘as’ are used quite a bit in writing, but are they always used correctly?  You will be pleased … Continue reading

Note 72 – The difference between a phrase and a clause

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 72, then please read on… A phrase contains a verb but a clause does not. It’s sounds quite simple when you put it into one sentence.  Here are … Continue reading

Advertisements

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 433 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 145,356 hits