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Note 253 – Four types of third-person point of view (POV) in writing

When a work colleague asked me if I had blogged about the difference between third person closed and third person unlimited (omniscient), I wasn’t really sure what he was talking about.  My first reaction was to look up the word omniscient itself which I now know means “all knowing”.  This inspired me to write Note 251 The prefix omni and related words a couple of days … Continue reading

Note 106 – First, second and third person

FIRST PERSON  When writing in the first person you would use the following pronouns:   First person singular pronoun =  I First person plural pronoun = we Example: I like the new wine bar. How many times do we have to tell you. The Pocket Writer’s Handbook (Penguin Reference Library) explains that the first person is also used to … Continue reading

Note 67 – The past perfect tense

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 67, then please read on… The past perfect tense Yesterday I blogged about the present perfect tense so today it felt right to cover the past perfect … Continue reading

Note 66 – The present perfect tense

As it’s leap year next year my blog challenge will last for 366 days not 365.  Being blog 66, I make that 300 day to go!  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 66, then … Continue reading

Note 59 – Present participles

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 59, then please read on… Yesterday in note 58, I talked about past participles which have different rules for regular and irregular verbs.  Present participles don’t appear … Continue reading

Note 58 – Past participles

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 58, then please read on… Past participles According to John Seely in his book the Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, the past participle is just one … Continue reading

Note 56 – Active and passive voices

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 56, then please read on… What do active and passive voices mean? Bernard C Lamb in his book The Queen’s English, explains that in the active voice … Continue reading

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