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Note 125 – Prepositions v conjunctions

Although I’ve blogged about prepositions and conjunctions before, this blog is to clear up any confusions between the two. Preposition: the Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus defines preposition as a “word marking relation between noun or pronoun and other words”.  Bernard C Lamb in The Queen’s English explains that prepositions “usually occur before the noun or pronoun … Continue reading

Note 71 – The word ‘but’

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 71, then please read on… The word ‘but’ The word ‘but’ is a coordinating conjunction.  According to John Seely in his book the Oxford A-Z of Grammar … Continue reading

Note 49 – Singular v Plural verb with coordinating conjunctions

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 49, then please read on… What’s the number of the verb with coordinating conjunctions? Bernard C Lamb in his book The Queen’s English explains that if the … Continue reading

Note 46 – neither…nor (coordinating conjunctions)

When to use ‘Neither…nor’ Neither…nor are a pair of coordinating conjunctions that links words, phrases and clauses.  Please refer to my previous notes for more information: ‘note 43 Conjunctions http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-8m’ and ‘note 45 either…or (coordinating conjunction) http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-8I’. As this blog is similar to note 45, I will leave you to work out the answers.  To check … Continue reading

Note 45 – either…or (coordinating conjunctions)

Either…or (a pair of coordinating conjunctions) In note 43 http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-8m, I blogged about conjunctions explaining that they are a type of word that joins together phrases, clauses or words (as cited in John Seeley’s A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation).  Today I’m going to blog about how to use a pair of conjunctions, in particular either…or. … Continue reading

Note 43 – Conjunctions

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 43, then please read on… What are conjunctions? According to John Seely in his book Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, conjunctions are “a class of words that … Continue reading

Note 2 – Rules for the word ‘however’

I have learnt today that the word however can appear at the beginning or later in a sentence, although my research has led me to believe that there is no fixed rule.  My references below are just a few, but give you an idea of the different meanings of the word, where it can be placed and how it can be … Continue reading

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